Clear Ballot announced today that Multnomah and Josephine Counties have both chosen ClearVote for a next-generation voting system. Both counties are leaders in election innovation, adopting the newest voting technology in the industry. Oregon is the first state to adopt a software-based voting system, leading the rest of the country in the direction of efficient and modern elections. Clear Ballot software is designed to bring greater accuracy and transparency to elections with a new class of tools for election officials.
Clear Ballot won the bid with Multnomah as part of an RFP process and piloted its technology in November with Josephine County, displaying accurate and transparent results. Clear Ballot was then certified in the state of Oregon on May 15, and began working with each county on the best solution to meet their needs. Tim Scott, Multnomah County Elections Director said, “Multnomah County Elections is looking forward to working with Clear Ballot and their ClearVote tabulation system. Their vote visualization tool provides unmatched transparency that is essential to election administration.”
Steve Trout, Director of Election Innovation for Clear Ballot, said, “We are excited to work with both counties. Tim Scott and Art Harvey are recognized leaders in bringing efficiencies to election administration by looking to utilize modern technology. With Clear Ballot’s state-of-the-art voting system and the leadership of both counties, these Oregon voters will have the most accurate, secure, and transparent voting system in the country.”
For two vastly different counties with different needs, Clear Ballot was able to provide a solution tailored to each. The long-term cost savings will provide significant benefits for both Multnomah, a large county needing to replace an old and outdated voting system, and Josephine, a small county with a tight budget.
Art Harvey, Clerk and Recorder from Josephine County said he’s “looking forward to using the Clear Ballot tabulation system to conduct elections. In addition to enhancing the efficiency of our processes, this new system will provide a much higher degree of transparency than has been possible in the past.”