AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wichita County Commissioners voted to purchase the Hart Voting System (HVS) from Hart InterCivic. Hart InterCivic is a leading national provider of election management and voting systems and has sold the Hart Voting System to Wichita County following the county’s recent purchase of Hart’s ePollBook and Absentee Processing System (APS). The Hart Voting System replaces the county’s current outdated voting equipment; the purchase includes 210 new voting machines. Wichita County will join Hart’s valued customer base in the State of Texas.
Wichita County plans to make the transition to vote centers in the near future. By selecting the Hart Voting System the county will no longer be required to print paper provisional ballots for every ballot style. The integration between Hart’s ePollBook and the Hart Voting System will automate the ballot style selection process for Early Voting and vote center scenarios. The Hart Voting System eliminates the need for calibration and poll workers are no longer required to escort every voter to the booth. Poll opening and closing procedures are also greatly simplified.
“The decision to move to Hart was an easy one, considering Hart’s solid reputation for placing the customer first,” said Lori Bohannon, Wichita County Clerk. “The Hart Voting System provides numerous benefits and conveniences to the County’s voters and poll workers while offering a seamless transition to vote centers. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Hart.”
“We are very excited to have Wichita County select the Hart Voting System,” said Phillip Braithwaite, CEO of Hart InterCivic. “Hart is proud to continue supporting the state of Texas by delivering trusted election systems. We look forward to working with Wichita County in all future elections.”
About Hart InterCivic, Inc.
Hart InterCivic is a full service election solutions innovator, partnering with state and local governments to deliver the most secure, accurate and reliable elections. From our start over 100 years ago, we’ve kept one goal in mind: to ensure the sanctity of the vote through hard work and attention to detail. Along the way, we’ve become a nationally recognized leader in election innovation, customer intimacy and superior service, all while giving back to the community and building a passionate team of elections experts. For more information, please visit www.hartintercivic.com. For more information on the Hart Voting System, please visit www.hartintercivic.com/content/hart-voting-system-overview.