BOSTON, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear Ballot announced today that Clinton County, New York will be using ClearCount election technology as a central count tabulation and reporting solution for absentee ballots beginning in 2017. Clinton County is a leader in the state as the first county to adopt Clear Ballot technology setting a new bar for election transparency.
ClearCount scans absentee ballots at a central location and provides a fully searchable visualization of voter marks. This visualization allows counties to establish voter intent with confidence. Although New York regulations call for black ink, blue ink, or pencil voter marks, many voters use other writing implements such as highlighter pens, which ClearCount is uniquely able to discern and correctly tabulate.
Clear Ballot CEO, Larry Moore is pleased to have Clinton County on board, "We're looking forward to bringing Clinton County's Election Commissioners superior speed and technology and bringing the voters confidence in the accuracy of the election."
Commissioners Greg Campbell and Mary Dyer were in agreement saying, "We at the Clinton County Board of Elections are happy to partner with Clear Ballot in the use of their ClearCount vote tabulation system. We look forward to it becoming an integral part of our election process."
Clear Ballot conducted demonstrations in 2013 in Monroe, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties. Monroe County demonstrated ClearCount using ballots from the 2012 general election, while both Saratoga and Schenectady demonstrated ClearCount twice with ballots from the 2012 primary and general elections. Clear Ballot passed New York State certification in December of 2015.
Clear Ballot election technology is currently used in 57% of the state of Oregon as well as in Florida. Clear Ballot also conducted a statewide audit of six randomly selected towns in Vermont and the nation's first 100% statewide audit in Maryland for the 2016 Presidential Election.
About Clear Ballot:
Clear Ballot is an emerging leader in election management innovation. Clear Ballot has introduced modern software solutions with the speed, accuracy and transparency that has been lacking in the industry. Designed for low cost and ease-of-use, Clear Ballot's browser-based software, used with commercially available scanning hardware, scales to election jurisdictions of all sizes, responding directly to the budgetary realities of America's counties and municipalities. For more information about Clear Ballot, please visit: www.clearballot.com.
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