BOSTON, Mass. /PRNewswire/ — Clear Ballot reported successful election audits for nearly 14% of Florida’s Presidential Election results in the counties using ClearAudit technology. The counties that used the state of the art audit system include Bay, Broward, Columbia, Leon, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Lucie.
In 2013, Florida became the first state to pass a statute giving counties the option of conducting post-election audits, either manually or through an automated, independent method. ClearAudit became the first system authorized for use under the new statute and has been adopted by seven counties. Each county has showed significant reduction in manual processes and election operation costs since adopting ClearAudit, which allows them to audit 100% of each election giving counties and voters more confidence in the election results.
Clear Ballot provides Florida counties with an automated audit, independent of the voting system, scanning ballots at a central location to produce a fully searchable visualization of voter marks. This visualization allows counties to establish, with confidence, voter intent -including write-in votes- across all ballots.
“The future of all elections is based on trust and validation. Clear Ballot provides the visual and physical checks for verification that no other system provides with cost effective, absolute transparency and repeatability,” said Mark Andersen, Bay County Supervisor of Election, who has used ClearAudit for the past three years with great success.
Clear Ballot is privileged to work with election officials throughout the country to ensure the integrity of elections and is pleased to see the successful verification of election results.
“We’re thrilled that Florida has become a leader in conducting efficient post-election audits, providing the confidence voters need amid the chaotic recounts in several states in the Presidential Election. We’re looking forward to many more election jurisdictions finding success and reassurance in election results with voting solutions from Clear Ballot.”
ClearAudit also includes a ballot inventory tool that allows election officials to view each high-resolution digital ballot image and locate the physical ballot quickly and easily if needed. Clear Ballot election technology was also used in Oregon, Vermont and Maryland during November’s election.
About Clear Ballot:
Clear Ballot is an emerging leader in election management innovation. Clear Ballot has introduced modern software solutions with the speed, accuracy and transparency that has been lacking in the industry. Designed for low cost and ease-of-use, Clear Ballot’s browser-based software, used with commercially available scanning hardware, scales to election jurisdictions of all sizes, responding directly to the budgetary realities of America’s counties and municipalities. For more information about Clear Ballot, please visit: www.clearballot.com.