Companies Selected after Recent Success in Allegheny County,
Members Will Be Able to Verify Vote with Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail
TUSTIN, CA.– March 16, 2005 — AccuPoll Inc. (OTCBB:ACUP), a developer of Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting systems today announced that the company has been selected to conduct Saturday’s endorsement election for the Democratic Committee of Westmoreland County, Pa. Members of the party will be casting their ballots using AccuPoll’s federally qualified electronic voting machines, which feature a voter verified paper audit trail.
AccuPoll will be conducting the election alongside reseller Unisys Corp. (NYSE:UIS), which provides election services, training and support for AccuPoll’s system throughout Pennsylvania. The companies were selected as a result of the highly successful election conducted in Allegheny County last month.
“Officials from the party in Westmoreland County contacted us immediately after hearing about how smoothly the Allegheny County election was run,” said Frank Wiebe, president of AccuPoll. “We had rave reviews following that election, and we feel that voters all over Pennsylvania will agree once they’ve had the opportunity to vote using the AccuPoll system with a voter verified paper audit trail.”
AccuPoll designed their electronic voting system to feature a voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT), which allows voters to verify – via an immediately printed paper audit trail – that their vote was accurately recorded at the time it was cast. As a result, AccuPoll’s VVPAT system fully empowers voters to independently ensure that their vote is correct at the time it is cast, allowing for an accurate recount and audit capability should the need arise.
AccuPoll’s voting system also features an intuitive touch-screen user interface that guides each voter through the voting process while preventing overvotes and undervotes. Each voting station features Braille keypads, audio ballot capabilities, modifiable screen view and multiple language support, fully complying to HAVA accessibility requirements.
Members of the Democratic Party of Westmoreland County are scheduled to cast their ballots on March 19 between 10 a.m. and noon at the Greensburg Salem High School, 65 Mennel Drive, Greensburg, PA.
About AccuPoll Holding Corp.
With headquarters in Tustin, AccuPoll (OTCBB:ACUP) is the developer of a federally qualified electronic voting system featuring an intuitive touch-screen input and a voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) that can be confirmed by the voter at the time the ballot is cast, creating a permanent paper record that can be used for recount and audit purposes.
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