First VVPAT Voting System to Meet Stringent 2002 Standards
Assignment of a federal qualification number now allows AccuPoll to pursue certification in states that require voting system certification under the 2002 Federal Election Commission Voting System Standards such as Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Texas. AccuPoll anticipates that additional states will upgrade their certification standards to the 2002 requirements.
"This is a major accomplishment for the company," said Frank Wiebe, president of AccuPoll. "It sets us apart from the competition not only in that our system conforms to the highest standards, but also in that it gives AccuPoll the ability to provide election officials with a true voter verified paper audit trail."
The newly certified AccuPoll voting system, previously code-named Balboa, will now be known as Version 2.5. Version 2.5 includes new features such as Instant Runoff Voting (IRV), electronic VVPAT audio review, early voting support, encrypted election results as well as additional enhanced security features. AccuPoll thus becomes one of the most feature-rich and transparent election systems available to election officials across the country.
Receipt of 2002 federal certification is important because, as of Jan. 1, 2005, any changes made to a voting system requires that the entire system be tested and qualified under the 2002 FEC Voting System Standards.
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 audit trail for recount and audit purposes.