A Dartmouth electronic voting company is looking to increase its share of the national market, and has received a funding boost from the province. Nova Scotia Business Inc. announced Friday that it has submitted a venture capital investment of $800,000 to Intelivote Systems Inc., located in Burnside Park. Dean Smith, company president and founder, said Intelivote has signed up 15 of the 16 municipalities in Nova Scotia that will be offering telephone and Internet voting in municipal elections this fall., including Digby, Yarmouth, Kentville and Truro. Barcelona-based Scytl Secure Electronic Voting is handling the election in Halifax Regional Municipality.
With those provincial contracts secured, Smith said the firm now has its sights set on municipal elections in Ontario and British Columbia, scheduled for two years from now. “Currently, there’s probably close to $18 million worth of opportunity in Ontario and British Columbia in the 2014 season,” Smith said in a telephone interview Friday. “We’ve been contacted by many of the municipalities and we’ve seen them just recently at a June trade show in Ontario (and) had just phenomenal interest from (them).”