Press release

Pennsylvania Certifies Hart InterCivic’s Newest Election Technology

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Counties eager to replace aging election equipment can now choose the Verity®
 system, featuring innovative voting technology that combines
the ease of a touchscreen with the assurance of a voter-verifiable
printed vote record. The Secretary of State this week certified Verity,
from longtime election solution provider Hart
. Verity, already in use in counties across the U.S., is
available immediately in Pennsylvania, where a custom version was

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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 voter’s choices directly from the summary text, not from a bar code. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Hart worked with stakeholders in Pennsylvania to add user interface
enhancements to support state-specific straight party voting methods.
Rigorous federal and state certification assures that Verity meets the
State’s expectations.

“We are proud to bring Verity to Pennsylvania voters. We’ve partnered
with jurisdictions in the Commonwealth since 2006 and have fine-tuned
our latest technology to fit the way Pennsylvania votes. In addition,
our new Verity
device is now available to meet jurisdictions’ demand for
election technology combining touchscreen ballot marking with
paper-trail security,” said Phillip Braithwaite, President and CEO of
Hart InterCivic, a U.S. company with more than 100 years of experience
providing election solutions.

“Verity has been in use across the country since 2015. Now, Verity Duo
is also federally certified, and already
 in the polling place,” Braithwaite said. “Hart pioneered
digital ballot scanning, and we strive to provide forward-looking
features that can be configured to meet the needs of any local

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 be
captured word-for-word by Hart’s patent-pending technology. Verity Duo
is more transparent than other “hybrid” devices that combine electronic
ballot marking and paper vote casting – this solution from Hart counts
votes directly from the human-readable summary, not from an
undecipherable bar code. Printed records are securely stored. Many
election administrators favor using this combination to efficiently
record voter intent by touchscreen while saving a paper record for
audits or recounts.

Another feature that is distinct to Verity’s hybrid configuration is
Hart’s patented centralized polling place management model, which allows
officials to open and close polls easily and to monitor voting devices
from one console. 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

Hart has seen a steady increase in demand for Verity, designed and
manufactured in the U.S., as counties prepare for 2020 elections.
Certification of the Pennsylvania version including Verity Duo’s
touchscreen and paper-trail option opens the door to even more

“Verity is the most flexible, up-to-date election system available,
always backed by Hart’s highly rated customer support. When our
customers identify new needs, we work with them to develop the best
solutions. Verity delivers exactly what Pennsylvania wants and needs for
trustworthy voting,” said Braithwaite.

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.