Clear Ballot entered into purchasing agreements with three election jurisdictions in Oregon over the past month making ClearVote the leader in Oregon voting system market share in just over six months since becoming certified by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office in May 2015.
Seven counties, including new Clear Ballot customers Klamath, Coos, and Washington Counties represent 42% of Oregon’s 2.2 million registered voters. These three counties join Multnomah, Josephine, Harney and Linn Counties who have already elected to use ClearVote to increase the efficiency and transparency of their election processes.
Multnomah, Josephine and Linn Counties successfully implemented ClearVote for the November 3rd elections. Oregon voters in all seven of the aforementioned counties will be using ClearVote in the upcoming May 2016 elections.
ClearVote provides election officials with an easy to navigate and intuitive ballot layout process, and a fast and accurate tabulation system that scans ballots with commercial off-the-shelf scanners and provides election officials with a complete digital database of the election that includes visual verification of all votes cast. Rapid, detailed, and easy to understand results reports derive from the real time scanning process. ClearVote’s digital inventory of the election also reduces ballot handling and eliminates potential errors arising from human processing of the ballots.
Klamath County Clerk, Linda Smith is looking forward to the benefits of her new ClearVote system in the spring of 2016. “I’ve heard all about the benefits of ClearVote from my counterparts in other Oregon counties and I’m looking forward to the streamlined efficiency, and improved auditability in my elections process,” said Smith.
Coos County Clerk, Terri Turi is also enthusiastic about ClearVote. She said, “The Clear Ballot system is incredibly impressive. It is very innovative and user friendly, and will be a very cost-effective solution for our county. We love it!”
Clear Ballot CEO Larry Moore is very pleased at the overwhelming support of the ClearVote voting system in Oregon. Moore said, “The speed of Oregon’s election officials’ adoption of the ClearVote system is gratifying, and is a testimony to the importance these election officials place on increasing transparency, enhancing ease of use, and improving efficiency in the elections experience for their voters.”