Tennessee Certifies New Voting Technology for County Upgrades

Verity® Voting System Passes Rigorous Review

Dec 15, 2015, 07:16 ET from Hart InterCivic

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a strict three-part testing process, the Secretary of State's office has certified a technologically advanced voting system for use across the State of Tennessee. Hart InterCivic's Verity Voting system is now available for upgrades in every Tennessee jurisdiction.

"Verity has Tennessee in its DNA. A third of the State's counties already use and appreciate Hart Voting System technology. That history and collaboration with existing users helped shape the advances we built into Verity," said Phillip Braithwaite, President and CEO of Hart InterCivic.

"Verity performed strongly during the State's certification process. Hart has a strong heritage in Tennessee through our partner, Harp Enterprises. Counties are now free to replace aging equipment with the newest fully comprehensive system certified in the U.S.," he said.

As part of the Tennessee Secretary of State's thorough certification process, officials observed Verity in use during the November general election in Prince William County, Virginia. The election went smoothly, and Verity was confirmed.

An integrated suite of software and a thoughtful combination of American-made, purpose-built hardware and enterprise-grade commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, Verity is designed from the ground up to make the election process easier and more secure for voters and administrators. The system supports paper and audio ballots, and it is fully accessible to all voters, including the visually impaired. These are important features as local entities prepare for a busy presidential election year.

Verity's compact size is one of the system's attributes that also is getting attention. Not only does the briefcase design save warehouse space; the system is easy to transport and set up on Election Day.

For more information on the Verity Voting system, please visit www.hartintercivic.com/verityoverview.

About Hart InterCivic, Inc.

Austin-based Hart InterCivic is a full service election solutions innovator, partnering with state and local governments to deliver secure, accurate and reliable elections. Working side by side with election professionals for more than 100 years, our mission is to help advance democracy one election at a time. This mission fuels our passionate customer focus and our continuous drive for technological innovation. Hart's voting solutions make voting more straightforward, more equitable and more accessible--and make managing elections more transparent, more efficient and easier.

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