BOSTON, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear Ballot announced today the signing of a contract with Jackson County, Oregon to implement the ClearVote voting system. Jackson County will be the ninth county in Oregon to implement ClearVote, increasing the percentage of registered voters in the state using the voting system technology to 57 percent. Jackson County staff has already begun the training process for ClearVote in preparation for the November Presidential Election.
Jackson County was in a unique position having only recently implemented a competitor's latest voting system. However, after using its proprietary hardware in a single election and interviewing other counties that had been successful with Clear Ballot's solution, they made the decision to switch to ClearVote because of the greater efficiencies in administering elections. With ClearVote, Jackson County is now able to provide greater accuracy with digital adjudication and at the same time, generate significant cost savings to taxpayers due to the efficiencies in using advanced technology.
"The efficiencies realized by Clear Ballot's digital adjudication process are perfect for our vote by mail system," noted Jackson County Clerk Christine Walker. "Our ability to reduce or eliminate manual processes will result in significant cost savings for the County such that it will pay for itself in a few election cycles."
Clear Ballot uses commercially available hardware paired with modern software to provide a more affordable and scalable solution to all counties. Since the initial ClearVote certification, enhancements have continually been rolled out based on innovations and feedback from customers leading to multiple new versions being certified and implemented in Oregon.
"Clear Ballot is very pleased to have Jackson County on board," said CEO Larry Moore. "Their decision to return their once-used, proprietary tabulation devices to the manufacturer reinforces the direction Clear Ballot has pioneered toward voting systems that employ general-purpose, high-performance, fully redundant hardware."
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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