Hart InterCivic’s Verity Voting Arrives in Tom Green County

System Has Proven Reputation as User Friendly, Efficient

SAN ANGELO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Within a week of approval for a new voting system in Tom Green County,
the first unit was up and running in the election office, jump starting
a full transition later this month. Commissioners voted January 29 to
adopt the new Verity®
Voting
system from long-time election partner Hart
InterCivic
. A streamlined transition and time-saving features made
Verity the right choice for the County.


Request a Verity Demo: 866-216-4278

“The transition to Verity should be easy, and that is something we are
looking forward to,” said Election Administrator Vona Hudson. “Easy to
learn and easy to use are Verity’s strengths. When voters realize it is
touchscreen, too, that will be a very pleasant surprise.”

“We fell in love with Verity when we saw it being tested in Lubbock
County (in 2017),” said Hudson. “Their workers were so excited about how
easy it was. It’s a great testimony for the product, and I got excited,
too. Anything that makes it better for our workers demands attention.”

“We appreciate Tom Green County’s confidence in Verity’s secure new
technology. We’ve partnered with the County since 2005, and we look
forward to our ongoing relationship,” said Phillip Braithwaite,
President and CEO of Hart InterCivic, an Austin-based company with more
than 100 years of experience providing election solutions. “Verity will
serve the County well for many years.”

Hart arranged to immediately deliver a complete set of polling place
equipment to the County Election Office so that elected officials,
election workers and the public can quickly begin to “test drive” the
new system.

“We’re blessed to have the Verity unit already in our office. At least
two commissioners have been in to check it out, and they like it,”
Hudson said, adding that one of the commissioners accompanied her staff
to the Lubbock test session where he researched programming and other
features. She and her staff also participated in acceptance testing in
nearby Irion County, another positive experience.

Hudson expects to use the new system for the County’s May 4 election and
anticipates saving time with updated ballot building and backup
features. “The staff is eager to see it all in action. We can’t wait.”

Verity is the most up-to-date election technology available and is
designed and built in Texas. More than half of the voters in Texas cast
their ballots on Hart’s voting systems, and Verity is a natural next
step for those ready to purchase a new system.

Verity’s lightweight, compact size is also a welcome feature for poll
workers transporting it to Voting Centers such as Tom Green’s.

Hudson, who has worked in the election office since 2006, also notes
Hart’s extraordinary customer service. “Hart has always been responsive
to our County. That it such a plus, and it really helped sell the
product.”

Tom Green County, with about 65,000 registered voters, joins a growing
number of Texas jurisdictions moving to Verity. Since
the Texas Secretary of State certified the latest release of the system
in late 2016, Hart has shipped more than 10,000 Verity devices across
the State. Federally certified in 2015, the trustworthy and efficient
system is also in use in numerous counties throughout the U.S.

Braithwaite expects more Texas and national announcements in the near
future.

Learn more about Verity in Texas: https://www.hartintercivic.com/texas/

About
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.

Contacts

Steven Sockwell
512.252.6409
media@hartic.com