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California’s Ventura County Clerk Recorder / Registrar of Voters’ Office Contracts with SOE Software to Provide Web Portal

SOE Software’s Clarity Web portal is a convenient one-stop site for Ventura County’s citizens

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Leading e-government and election management solutions provider SOE Software announced the successful implementation of a Web Portal project for the office of Ventura County, California’s Clerk Recorder / Registrar of Voters, Mark A. Lunn. SOE Software provided the redesign, development and deployment of Ventura County’s customized, interactive Clarity Web Portal for the Recorder, County Clerk and Election functions of Mr. Lunn’s office. The site can be found at http://recorder.countyofventura.org/.

The Web Portal has been live since May 2012 and is being increasingly accessed as Ventura County’s pollworkers and voters prepare for the November 6, 2012 election. The Elections area of the site allows voters to determine whether they are registered to vote, and if they are not, allows them to register. The site also enables voters to find their polling places, view election results and find answers to frequently asked election questions. Additionally, voters interested in becoming pollworkers can fill out Web-based pollworker applications and take online pollworker training courses.

“We are pleased with SOE Software’s Clarity Web Portal solution,” said Mark A. Lunn, Ventura County Clerk Recorder / Registrar of Voters. “SOE provided us with an end-to-end public communication Website that is manageable through a Web-based content management system. The solution is scalable, so we expect to not have to be concerned about needing additional IT services should there be a spike in Web visitors at any given time. SOE also oversaw deployment, configuration and training services for us. The overall solution delivery was successful and as a result, I would recommend SOE Software as a potential partner for other entities considering projects of this kind.”

Ventura County’s Web Portal was configured to comply with all county compliance requirements while providing the following features and associated benefits:

  • Accessibility: Ventura’s site is Section 508/A.D.A. compliant and multi-lingual capable. Currently the site is available in English and Spanish.
  • Mobile Access: The portal provides a Web-friendly interface that is updated immediately when any changes occur to the main Website. This mobile site allows easy access from smartphones and tablets.
  • Graphical Interface for Election Results Reporting: The Website provides the capability to display maps and precinct-level detail of election results.
  • Online Forms Manager: The site has an interactive forms interface that allows residents of Ventura County to submit information to the jurisdiction electronically.
  • Live Help Feature: The site serves provides users with real-time access to a staff member for assistance if users have any questions.

“We have enjoyed working with Ventura County Clerk/Registrar of Voters Mark Lunn and his staff on the development of this portal, said Marc Fratello, CEO of SOE Software. “His team has been very forward-thinking and is always looking to improve services and provide additional convenience for Ventura County’s citizens.”

All of the software components of Ventura’s portal are installed on SOE Software’s hosted environment, allowing them to be accessed and maintained by Ventura County’s elections staff 24/7 while allowing system redundancy in accordance with disaster recovery planning conventions.

ABOUT SOE SOFTWARE, A SCYTL COMPANY

SOE Software is a nationally recognized leader in e-government and election management software solutions that increase productivity and efficiency for local, state and federal governments. The company provides solutions that include Clarity Election Night Reporting (ENR), Voter Education Web Portals, Online Training for Pollworkers & Election Officials and Asset Tracking to customers in almost 1400 jurisdictions across 30 states. SOE Software is based in Tampa, Florida and was acquired in January, 2012 by Scytl USA, the U.S. based subsidiary of Scytl, a worldwide leader in the development of secure technology solutions for the modernization of elections. Scytl USA is based in Baltimore, MD and provides online voting solutions that have been successfully deployed in the U.S. since 2008 to assist jurisdictions in serving overseas and military voters. Combined, SOE Software and Scytl USA have over 50 U.S. based employees. Additional information can be found at www.soesoftware.com.

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