AUSTIN, Texas, March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The secure and easy to use Verity® Voting system from Hart InterCivic wins praise from new election partners in Texas, including those debuting the technology during the busy primary season.
"Verity is so easy," said Aransas County Elections Administrator Michele Bennett. "I used to spend half a day or even a whole day prepping and backing up voting machines. With Verity, I spent 40 minutes total. What a savings of time and manpower."
"The voting process was seamless, and there was not one complaint from the public. Of course, voters absolutely loved the tablet, too," she said. "Verity won everyone over."
Polk County's election went smoothly as well, according to County Clerk Schelana Hock. "Hart is a wonderful group to work with," said Hock. "Our project manager was a true blessing during our first election with the new equipment. He was a great trainer and always available to answer any questions."
Hock said, "Everyone loved the new voting equipment. The election workers said it was much easier opening and closing the polls than with the equipment we used in past elections."
Building on experience gained in its first Verity election last November, Denton County delivered its first primary using the system this month. Elections Administrator Frank Phillips said, "Our election went very well. We had a lot of new poll workers, and they came up to speed quickly with our hands-on training. I spoke with one of my experienced election judges who said he and his team love Verity and that they get tons of positive comments from voters."
"Hart is always johnny-on-the-spot with customer service; they're really responsive," Phillips added.
Home-grown in Texas and designed with input from election officials across the state, Verity fits the ways Texans vote – whether electronically or using paper ballots. More than half of Texas voters already use technology from Austin-based Hart InterCivic. Hart's first-rate customer service has reinforced the decisions of many jurisdictions to upgrade or switch to Verity.
"We bought the system in January, and Hart assured me that the March 6 election would go smoothly. They weren't kidding," said Hopkins County Clerk Debbie Shirley, who credited Hart's training and hands-on approach for a trouble-free election just weeks after purchase.
"Hart's project manager was right here with us, taking care of details before questions came up. He gave us confidence, and the entire process ran well."
"We applaud the growing number of jurisdictions in our home state who have chosen Verity. This secure modern voting technology will continue to provide value for many years," said Phillip Braithwaite, President and CEO of Hart InterCivic, an Austin-based company with more than 100 years of experience providing election solutions.
Verity is certified federally by the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), and it is Texas certified. Since the Texas Secretary of State certified the latest release of Hart InterCivic's Verity® Voting system in December 2016, Hart has shipped more than 7,000 Verity devices across the State. First federally certified in 2015, the secure and efficient system is also in use in numerous counties throughout the U.S.
Braithwaite expects more Texas announcements in the coming months.
Learn more about Verity in Texas: http://www.hartintercivic.com/texas/
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, Hart is committed to helping advance democracy one election at a time. Hart's mission fuels its passionate customer focus and a continuous drive for technological innovation. The company's new Verity Voting system makes voting more straightforward, equitable and accessible—and makes managing elections more transparent, more efficient and easier. Only Hart offers a completely new, certified voting system with both electronic and paper options.
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