NEW DELHI--()--Scytl, a premier provider of secure remote voting technology worldwide, has announced that it has successfully conducted the first Internet elections in the Indian State of Gujarat. This is a major step in India’s electoral history as citizens were able to vote through the Internet for the first time ever.
The State of Gujarat is using Scytl’s Internet voting technology with the aim to boost voter participation and avoid traditional long queues. The first binding trial was carried out in September 2010 and online voting was successfully used for the second time last month, during Gandhinagar’s Municipal Corporation elections, where 77,16% of registered evoters cast their vote electronically - either from home or from e-voting booths.
Other states in India are currently considering the implementation of Internet voting in their public sector elections. For this reason, Scytl has recently opened a new office in New Delhi which will headed by Rajeev Sood, General Manager of Scytl’s operations in India.
Scytl stands by technology where it is best applied, fully automating the voting process while ensuring the highest levels of security in terms of voter privacy, vote integrity and transparency thanks to its unique Internet voting technology and auditability capacities. Scytl’s Internet voting platform is the only one that has been certified by leading democratic Governments in the world such as France, Switzerland and the USA.
Scytl is an international technology company focused on developing and implementing state-of-the-art e-voting and electoral modernization solutions worldwide. Its technology includes unique features that foster citizen participation and government efficiency while ensuring the highest standards of security, privacy, trust and auditability. Scytl’s technology is protected by international patents and has been successfully used by governments across the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Finland, Mexico, Argentina, the Philippines, Bosnia-Herzegovina or Australia. For more information, visit us at www.scytl.com