Democracy Live Receives Government Certification for Online Balloting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2016
SEATTLE WA- Democracy Live has received the first-in-the nation full certification for an online balloting solution by a government entity. The Florida Bureau of Voting Systems Certification has approved LiveBallot, Democracy Live’s Microsoft cloud-based balloting system, for use in the State of Florida. Thirty five counties in Florida and nearly 400 localities in the U.S. now use the LiveBallot system.
The LiveBallot system was developed by Democracy Live to help state and local elections officials provide online balloting to military, overseas and disabled voters. Working in partnership with and with funding from Microsoft, the LiveBallot system is the most deployed cloud-based balloting solution in the U.S.
“LiveBallot has been a true benefit to our overseas and military voters around the world. Those voters have been able to quickly access and mark their ballot no matter where in the world they are living or stationed abroad fighting for our country,” said Paul Lux, Okaloosa County Clerk and the leader of a Department of Defense 35-county Florida consortium of counties.
Democracy Live, based in Seattle, Washington, was founded in 2007 with the goal of simplifying the voting process for all US citizens by providing innovative and accessible balloting tools that also reduce the cost of holding elections. Democracy Live has received funding from the Microsoft and Intel to assist the nearly 200 million domestic, overseas and disabled voters in the U.S. With over 500 successful deployments to date, Democracy Live is the largest provider of web balloting in the United States.