The newest users of Verity®
Voting, the easy-to-use, secure election technology from Texas-based Hart
InterCivic, praised the popular system for an efficient and
user-friendly May 4 election. More than 10,000 Verity devices are in use
across Texas as a growing number of jurisdictions turn to the long-time
election solutions provider for reliable technology backed by trusted
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Verity offers flexible options that fit the various ways Texans vote. In
Brazos and Tom Green Counties, voters cast their ballots using the
touchscreen. Liberty County also debuted Verity in May, with voters
casting hand-marked paper ballots, as they had with the County’s
previous system. All three jurisdictions reported trouble-free elections
with the new system.
“I heard a lot of good feedback from our voters,” said Brazos County
Elections Administrator Trudy Hancock. “The touchscreen is very
intuitive for all ages. A 71-year-old made a point to tell us that she
had no trouble with a touchscreen — and that nobody else should, either.”
In Tom Green County, officials heard “quick and easy!” from voters and
poll workers. Election staff happily noted that voters who had
previously resisted electronic voting welcomed the touchscreen.
“There were people who had never used the electronic voting machines
before. When told these offer touchscreens, they tried the electronic
option for the first time and liked it,” said Tom Green County Elections
Administrator Vona Hudson.
Verity’s lightweight, removable tablet also helped voters unable to
leave their vehicles.
“Curbside voting was easy, and our voters who need that had no trouble,”
said Hudson, who publicizes the availability of a curbside option in her
county. “Whatever makes voting accessible – that’s what we want to
provide for our citizens.”
A former candidate in Tom Green County observed that the touchscreen
made write-ins much easier, because everyone is familiar with typing on
“We are proud to see Verity serving voters across Texas,” said Phillip
Braithwaite, President and CEO of Hart InterCivic, an Austin-based
company with more than 100 years of experience providing election
solutions. “The system is designed and manufactured in Texas; we are
nearby and always available. We value our strong Texas heritage, and we
are committed to advancing democracy in the State and across the U.S.
with secure, efficient voting systems.”
In Brazos County, with more than 100,000 registered voters, an easy
transition with Hart’s training and support was especially appreciated.
Election workers found Verity simple to learn.
“Hart’s team did everything they could to help make our transition easy.
With Verity, we switched to a touchscreen system, but the learning curve
was smooth. Our poll workers were comfortable and confident using it,”
said Hancock, who accepted delivery of Brazos County’s new system in
January. “That means a lot to me.”
Hancock is confident that Verity and Hart will perform well for
upcoming, more complicated elections facing Brazos County.
“We are really happy with Verity and Hart customer service. They are
always A-1,” she said.
In Tom Green County, with nearly 65,000 registered voters, Hudson liked
the convenience of the AutoBallot feature that minimizes the possibility
of human error when assigning a ballot style at the polling place.
Before Verity, poll workers manually selected precinct-specific ballots
for each voter.
“Plus, the new Verity is a huge time saver for election workers,” said
Hudson, pointing out that Hart trainers taught her staff to program the
county’s ballots. “We had the support and knowledge of the whole team.
They are experienced, and they’re always good about sharing tips.”
Her staff also praised Verity’s briefcase-style design. “The equipment
is smaller, more compact and easier to set up for voting.”
Hudson is looking forward to smooth, budget-friendly elections for many
“Investing in Verity is money well spent,” she said. “For us, it was
smart to stay with a reliable vendor, someone we know and trust. It was
very comforting to transition with a team and product with Hart’s
reputation. We have found a lot to like, and that is universal with Hart
and Hart products.”
These counties join a growing number of Texas jurisdictions moving to
Verity. The trustworthy and auditable system is also in use in numerous
counties throughout the U.S.
Braithwaite expects more Texas and national announcements in the near
For more information on the Verity Voting system, please visit http://www.hartintercivic.com/texas/
Austin-based Hart InterCivic is a full-service election solutions
innovator, partnering with state and local governments to deliver
secure, accurate and reliable elections. Working side-by-side with
election professionals for more than 100 years, Hart is committed to
helping advance democracy one election at a time. Hart’s mission fuels
its passionate customer focus and a continuous drive for technological
innovation. The company’s new Verity
Voting system makes voting more straightforward, equitable and
accessible—and makes managing elections more transparent, more efficient
and easier. Only Hart offers a completely new, secure voting system with
paper, hybrid and electronic options.