Election Trust is an established and proven professional services provider to both the public and private sectors. For nearly two decades our balloting veterans have specialized in delivering reliable end-to-end election administration underwritten with a new generation of transparent technology.
In the Private Sector we have provided Third Party Authority balloting services for cooperatives, professional associations, property owner groups, universities, labor unions, service organizations, tribes and both for-profit and non-profit corporations. These election services have included mail-in balloting, onsite tabulation, paper and/or online delegate voting as well as hybrid remote paper and remote electronic balloting.
In the Public Sector Election Trust has administered end-to-end elections, provide proprietary software or consulted on balloting system integration with State, County and Municipal governments, Special Purpose Districts, State Regulatory Agencies, Municipal Transit and Housing Authorities and Tribal (First Nation) governments.
Election Trust carries $1,000,000 in Commercial Errors & Omissions insurance.
Our Procedures & Protocol
At the heart of every well-run election is strict adherence to established procedures and protocol, all defined by governing bylaws. To satisfy those requirements, Election Trust deploys a Scope of Work as our key reference document for tracking a client's required deliverables, assessing the project’s ongoing status, identifying real project risks and combating any potential project failure.
With regards to proprietary client data - such as membership lists, membership numbers, any provided client-side documentation - Election Trust deploys end-to-end password protection.
Our Voting Platforms
paper balloting: Transparency Redefined
The Clear Count™ platform tabulates and stores each scanned ballot in the election as a high resolution image, then uses its ‘ballot inventory system’ to digitally sort, catalog, isolate and display all voter marks. This allows for an ‘observable’ adjudication process by which any designated election stakeholders can audit each and every ballot via 'short-throw' projector or TV monitor, i.e. it eliminates the ‘Black Box’ effect of legacy scanning technology and brings fully observable transparency to the counting and reporting process.
The Clear Count™ platform brings a 21st Century surety to 'old-school' ballot tabulation. This process is a real 'game changer' for trade union elections, whether they require an onsite count or - given this new technology - can accommodate a 'remote' paper ballot tabulation/adjudication process managed entirely over a recorded web-cast.
Online Voting: Unsurpassed Security
Our Powered by Scytl / Pnyx™ v12.7 Internet Balloting Platform is hosted at the hardened and redundant Rogers/BlackIron Data Centre in Markham, Ont. Through rigorous encryption (SSL- 256 bit) it ensures the secrecy of both the voter’s identity and his/her voting preferences. Immutable logs record any voter actions in special files that are protected by cryptographic means to detect any manipulation, ensuring complete, accurate and tamper-free ballot delivery.
Importantly, the Scytl Internet Balloting Platform employs immutable logs that record all 'actions' in special files that are protected by cryptographic means to detect any manipulation - ensuring complete, accurate and tamper-free ballot delivery. A Digital Receipt is generated onscreen after a vote has been cast which enables the voter check that his/her vote has been counted in the final tally.
PRINT & MAIL: Efficient & Reliable
Mail Advertising Bureau, established in 1936, has been under the same family ownership since 1973. Based in Kent, Washington, the company has for over 90 years offered print, direct mail and fulfillment solutions with services that today include offset and variable digital printing as well as full, end-to-end data and mailing management.
Having established a long-standing relationship with it primary partner, the United States Postal Service, the company’s production capacity includes up to 750,000 pieces produced and put into the mail-stream for clients inside of five business days.