Press release

Missouri Certifies Hart InterCivic’s New Voting Technology

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Innovative voting technology that combines the ease of a touchscreen
with the assurance of a voter-verifiable printed vote record is now
available for Missouri counties seeking to replace aging election
systems. The Secretary of State and Election Division last week
certified the Verity®
 system from longtime election solution provider Hart
. Verity, already in use in counties across the
U.S., is available immediately in Missouri.

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Verity Duo combines accessible-to-all touchscreen ballot marking with a voter-verifiable printed vot ...

Verity Duo combines accessible-to-all 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)

The certification is a significant step, opening the door to modern,
secure Verity for Missouri jurisdictions ready to switch to modern,
secure voting system technology.

“We are proud to offer the latest version of our flagship Verity Voting
system in Missouri. Verity has been in use across the U.S. since 2015.
Now, we are adding the Verity Duo option and other innovations to meet
customer requests,” said Phillip Braithwaite, President and CEO of Hart
InterCivic, a U.S. company with more than 100 years of experience
providing election solutions. “Missouri voters will appreciate Verity’s
flexible and trustworthy election technology, whether they are voting by
mail, hand-marking ballots in person, or using the new hybrid.”

“The new Verity
component combines the best of touchscreen technology with a
readable paper record you can check before casting your vote. It’s
federally certified, and already
in the polling place,” Braithwaite said.

Verity Duo allows voters to mark ballot choices on a touchscreen and
print easy-to-review vote records on the integrated printer. The voter
then inserts the printed vote 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 human-readable summary, not from a bar code. Printed
records are securely stored and available for audits or recounts.

Verity is efficient and cost effective for counties. Thousands of ballot
styles can be easily managed electronically without the expense and
complication of pre-printing paper ballots. That cost savings extends to
the warehouse where fewer devices must be stored and transported to
polling places. Centralized polling place management allows officials to
easily open and close polls and to monitor voting devices from one
console. 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. Verity
Duo’s touchscreen and paper-trail option opens the door to even more

“Hart pioneered digital ballot scanning, and Verity meets and surpasses
the strenuous testing required by federal certification and now,
Missouri,” said Braithwaite. “Verity is a flexible election solution and
delivers efficient, Hart-backed reliability when our partners demand
“Show me!”

For more information on the Verity Voting system, please visit

Request a Verity Demo: 866-216-4278

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. Only Hart offers a completely new, secure voting system
with paper, hybrid and electronic options.