Chelan County has become the first Washington county to adopt Hart InterCivic’s new Verity Voting system. Chelan has been a steadfast Hart customer since 2006. With the purchase of the Verity solution, the County will continue to receive consistent and efficient service from a solution provider they trust. Their new Verity system will provide improved usability and overall workflow.
Chelan County has been a Hart customer since 2006; the County currently uses the Hart Voting System.
The Washington Secretary of State Elections Division awarded state certification to Verity on July 7, 2015 after the system met the state’s comprehensive testing requirements and the Washington State Voting System Review Board completed its evaluation of the system.
Chelan County will provide an intergovernmental cooperative purchasing contract to all Washington counties that wish to save time and secure Hart’s early adoption program pricing.
All ballots received by mail or dropped off at any official ballot box in Chelan County will be processed using the high-speed Verity Central solution. Absentee ballots will also be processed using Verity Central.
Voters with disabilities may use the Verity Touch Writer ballot marking device with accessibility features to mark their ballots electronically before scanning them.
Verity’s accessibility and privacy features ensure an equal voter experience for all.
Verity provides the most open, secure and easily auditable elections. Election officials are able to quickly verify system operation and accuracy due to efficient software validation and plain language audit reporting.