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Neighborhood Board selects Everyone Counts, Inc.
To Provide New Voting Technology
(Tue, Apr. 26, 2011) – The City and County of Honolulu has selected Everyone Counts, Inc., a world leader in transparent, secure, and accessible elections for all voters, to deliver internet and telephone voting solutions for the 2011 Neighborhood Board Elections. This year’s election will build upon the success of the 2009 election, which introduced the nation’s first all-digital election.
The City is working with Everyone Counts, Inc. to create and distribute individual passcodes to voters via mail. Voters will be mailed a secure passcode around May 2, 2011. The election will open May 2 at 12 a.m. and will remain accessible until May 20 at 11:59 p.m. (HST). The digital ballot can be accessed through the Neighborhood Commission’s website at www.honolulu.gov/nco.
Voters without internet access have additional options to cast their ballots. There will be two voting sites with online access Mondays through Thursdays during the election from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
· Kapolei Hale Conference Room D, 1000 Ulu’ohi’a Street,
Voters must bring their passcodes with them to the voting site. As an option, voters may elect to vote via telephone, by calling toll-free, 888-907-6717. Using either the online or telephone method, voters will need their passcode and the last four digits of their social security number to vote. The online and telephone channels work together and only allow one vote per eligible voter.
The new digital process offers all voters convenient, greater access to ballots. Through the use of military-grade encryption technology, votes are securely cast and counted. The new method will also save taxpayers and voters more money, according to Lori Steele, Chairman and CEO of Everyone Counts, Inc.
The Neighborhood Commission is hosting an Election Kick-off open to the public on Monday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room (# 301) in Honolulu Hale,
For more information contact Bryan Mick, Honolulu Neighborhood Commission, (808)768-3717, or Renee Holiday, Everyone Counts, Inc., (858) 427-4677.
Media contact: Bryan Mick, Honolulu Neighborhood Commission, (808) 768-3717,Renee Holiday, Everyone Counts, Inc., (858) 427-4677