Print-on-Demand Ballot System Efficient, Cost Effective
LIBERTY, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/hartintercivic?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#hartinterciviclt;/agt;–As the newly elected Liberty County Clerk, Lee Chambers saw room for
improvement in the County’s aging election system and began exploring
better options soon after taking office. Her pursuit led the County to
adopt the new Verity®
Voting system from long-time election partner Hart
InterCivic. Verity stood out above the competition in meeting
Liberty County’s needs.
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Chambers started with the list of verified vendors provided by the State
of Texas and checked out their offerings online. Her team then contacted
the vendors to ask detailed questions and receive pricing information.
“Almost from the start, the print-on-demand system by Hart InterCivic
seemed tailor-made to our needs. It allows us to continue to use paper
ballots, but eliminates the guessing and errors associated with
pre-printed ballots,” she said. “The equipment has a high-tech
efficiency that makes using paper ballots reasonable.”
“Thank you, Liberty County. You’ve chosen the easiest, most secure
voting system on the market.” said Phillip Braithwaite, President and
CEO of Hart InterCivic, an Austin-based company with more than 100 years
of experience providing election solutions. “Verity will serve your
county well for many years.”
First federally certified in 2015, Verity replaces a Hart system in use
in Liberty County since 2005. Running for office gave Chambers to the
opportunity to talk to voters about the election process and what
changes they wanted. Of course, budget was a consideration.
“The Verity print-on-demand
system has a cost effectiveness that made it easier to justify over
the fully electronic systems,” Chambers said.
Verity will debut in the County for local elections on May 4, and Hart
staff will be on-site this month to help with testing and training. “We
are looking forward to conducting mock test elections with the new
equipment by several groups across our county,” Chambers said.
Liberty County voters will cast their marked paper ballots with the
Scan digital scanner/tabulator.
Verity is designed and built in Texas where more than half of the voters
cast their ballots on Hart’s election technology. Switching to Verity is
a natural next step for those ready to purchase a new system.
During the competitive period, Hart’s team facilitated stakeholders’
decision-making by providing presentations and demonstrations for the
County Election Board and Commissioners Court. “The people at Hart
InterCivic were great to work with throughout the process,” Chambers
Liberty County joins a growing number of Texas jurisdictions moving to
Verity. Since the Texas Secretary of State certified the latest release
of the system in late 2016, Hart has shipped more than 10,000 Verity
devices across the State. The trustworthy and efficient system is also
in use in numerous counties throughout the U.S.
Braithwaite expects more Texas and national announcements in the near
Learn more about Verity in Texas: https://www.hartintercivic.com/texas/
Austin-based Hart InterCivic is a full-service election solutions
innovator, partnering with state and local governments to deliver
secure, accurate and reliable elections. Working side-by-side with
election professionals for more than 100 years, Hart is committed to
helping advance democracy one election at a time. Hart’s mission fuels
its passionate customer focus and a continuous drive for technological
innovation. The company’s new Verity
Voting system makes voting more straightforward, equitable and
accessible—and makes managing elections more transparent, more efficient
and easier. Only Hart offers a completely new, secure voting system
with paper, hybrid and electronic options.