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Pierce County First in Washington to Use Clear Ballot Election Technology

Washington’s Second Largest County to Implement ClearVote Immediately
Jan 18, 2017

BOSTON, MA – Clear Ballot announced today that Pierce County, the second largest county in the state of Washington, selected Clear Ballot’s ClearVote election technology as its new voting system. Clear Ballot and Pierce County will work together to begin ClearVote training and implementation immediately. Pierce County, which includes the City of Tacoma, has nearly 500,000 registered voters.

ClearVote exceeds traditional voting system capabilities, delivering a new standard of transparency for every phase of the election process. ClearVote will provide Pierce County with an easy to navigate and intuitive ballot layout process, a modern accessible ballot-marking device, and a fast and accurate tabulation system. ClearVote provides election officials with a complete digital database of the election that includes visual verification of all votes cast, reduces ballot handling and eliminates potential errors arising from human processing of the ballots.

"We are incredibly excited to move from optical scan to digital scan technology, in partnership with an innovative, competitive company that has its sights set on the future of elections. In response to our RFP, Clear Ballot offered a superior product in nearly every regard.  As the world of elections evolves, we want Clear Ballot at our side," said Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor.

Jordan Esten, Chief Operating Officer for Clear Ballot, is looking forward to working with Pierce County. “When we met the Pierce team, we immediately noticed their enthusiasm and energy for innovation. With ClearVote’s groundbreaking technology and the leadership of Pierce County, we’re looking forward to building a lasting partnership focused on making elections more transparent and efficient,” said Esten of the deal.

Clear Ballot election technology is currently used in 57% of the state of Oregon as well as in Florida, Vermont and New York. Clear Ballot also conducted the nation’s first 100% statewide audit in Maryland for the 2016 Presidential Election.

About Clear Ballot:

Clear Ballot is an emerging leader in election management innovation. Clear Ballot has introduced modern software solutions with the speed, accuracy and transparency that has been lacking in the industry. Designed for low cost and ease-of-use, Clear Ballot’s browser-based software, used with commercially available scanning hardware, scales to election jurisdictions of all sizes, responding directly to the budgetary realities of America’s counties and municipalities. For more information about Clear Ballot please visit: www.clearballot.com.


Hillary Lincoln
Clear Ballot Group