Press release

New Jersey Certifies Newest Hart InterCivic Voting System

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The New Jersey Department of State certified the latest major release of
the Verity®
 system on May 29. New Jersey jurisdictions ready to replace
aging equipment now have even greater choice when purchasing new voting
system technology from Hart
, a longtime election solution provider that is new to the

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Verity Duo combines touchscreen ballot marking with a voter-verifiable printed vote summary. Unlike  ...

Verity Duo combines touchscreen ballot marking with a voter-verifiable printed vote summary. Unlike other systems, Verity reads the voters choices directly from the summary text, not from a bar code. (Photo: Business Wire)

An earlier version of Hart’s modern, secure Verity system – a
configuration that supports hand-marked paper ballots – was certified
for purchase in New Jersey in late 2018. This newest version of Verity
adds Verity
, an innovative solution for hybrid voting, which combines the
ease of a touchscreen with the assurance of a voter-verifiable printed
vote record.

Request a Verity Demo: 866-216-4278

“Hart pledges to continue to bring innovative election technology to the
State of New Jersey,” said Phillip Braithwaite, President and CEO of
Hart InterCivic, a U.S. company with more than 100 years of experience
providing election solutions. “We are proud, but not surprised, to see
Verity’s latest release meet the rigorous standards for New Jersey

The Verity Voting platform provides efficient, flexible voting
configurations for all the ways New Jersey counties vote, including
hand-marked paper ballots, machine-marked paper ballots and by mail. The
system’s newest component, Verity Duo, allows voters to mark ballot
choices on a touchscreen and print easy-to-review vote records on its
integrated printer. The voter then inserts the printed paper record into
the Verity Scan device to capture choices word-for-word using Hart’s
patent-pending optical character recognition (OCR) technology.

Verity Duo is the only fully transparent hybrid voting solution – this
solution from Hart counts votes directly from its human-readable
summary, not from an undecipherable bar code.

Managing elections with Verity Duo is simplified with Hart’s patented
centralized polling place management model, which allows officials to
open and close polls easily and to monitor voting devices from a single
dashboard. Further, Verity’s compact design saves space and simplifies
transportation. Providing easy management of thousands of ballot styles,
the overall system is designed for voting privacy and independence – it
is fully compliant with federal requirements for accessibility.

Verity Duo complies with federal requirements for multi-language voting
and provides the printed vote record in any of the 11 supported
languages the voter selects, unlike systems that produce the paper
record in English only.

Demand for Verity solutions is growing as counties prepare for 2020
elections. Braithwaite expects more state certifications as
jurisdictions seek this trustworthy hybrid paper-trail option.

“We are eager to work with New Jersey decision-makers to provide
reliable, voter-friendly election systems,” he said. “Our innovation is
backed by the most highly-rated customer support in the industry. The
combination is a win-win for our partners.”

For more information on the Verity Voting system, please visit

Hart InterCivic, Inc.

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.