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Below is the transcription of an interview conducted by David Cohen, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Techstars, the global platform for investment and innovation that connects entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations.  David interviewed Amelia Powers-Gardner on this year’s election, her experience deploying the latest technology on the front lines, and more. Amelia Powers-Gardner is county clerk of Utah County in Utah and was sworn into office in January 2019. Amelia is one of Government Technology 2020’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers. David Cohen: Amelia, let’s start by talking about the Utah County election system for managing voting before you got there. I think the headline that announced your rival said something like Power […]

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Many assert categorically that “Internet voting” is not secure—but this blanket statement does not consider the recent developments in technology, nor the differences in security across internet-based voting platforms. Bottom line: Voting using an app on your smartphone is NOT the same thing as voting on an internet web browser on your computer (or smartphone). We’ve outlined the above comparison to depict the security differences between a voting app and a voting website. To experience a full download of this graphic—with detailed explanations of each feature—click the button below.

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BOSTON, July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Voatz, a leading mobile voting platform, meets the applicable requirements for U.S. voting systems, according to Pro V&V, an independent, federally-certified Voting System Test Laboratory (VSTL).  Pro V&V recently completed comprehensive testing of the Voatz Remote Accessible Ballot Delivery, Marking and Return (RABDMR) System. In a 47-page report, Pro V&V concluded that the Voatz platform “meets the applicable requirements set forth for voting systems in the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) 2015 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG), Version 1.1, with clarifications or exceptions noted in Section 4.0 of the final version of Pro V&V Test Report.”  A summary of the report has been made public on the Voatz […]

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Voatz recently submitted a white paper shared by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), entitled “Standardization of Remote Ballot Marking & Return Through a Rigorous National Study & Examination”. The paper calls for a comprehensive study focused on defining the security and functional requirements for apps designed to receive the appropriate blank ballot, enable marking of the ballot, and assure the return of a ballot using a commercial off-the-shelf computer. This study should consider if these apps can take full advantage of the security features of the platform, while being able to verify the voter, secure their markings of the ballot, encrypt & guarantee the return of the […]

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Voatz and Take Back Action Fund announced their partnership to champion secure voting options for those who cannot vote, or who are challenged to vote in person or on paper. BOSTON (PRWEB) JULY 15, 2020 Voatz, a secure mobile voting platform, and Take Back Action Fund, a non-profit that is  dedicated to making sure that everyone can join the electoral process, today announced their partnership to champion secure voting options for those who cannot or who are challenged to vote in person or on paper. This call-to-action specifically and especially impacts our deployed military service personnel, overseas citizens, and voters with disabilities.   At a time of deeply polarized debates questioning the […]

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