Elections Nova Scotia

Elections Nova Scotia Selects an Internet Voting Vender

Elections Nova Scotia has awarded a contract through the Nova Scotia tender process to Scytl Canada Inc. (Scytl) to develop an internet voting solution.

In September 2022, Elections Nova Scotia (ENS) issued an RFP inviting qualified firms to submit proposals that include all related software services, IT infrastructure and hosting services, as well as training, support, and the full management of a highly secure internet voting solution. Scytl, was the successful vender in the bidding process.

ENS plans to take a careful measured approach as it moves forward with the development of this innovative voting method. Safety and security will be a key focus to ensure the integrity of internet voting in Nova Scotia.

Scytl is a provider of online voting systems and election technology. Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Scytl also has offices within North America and Asia-Pacific. Scytl’s solutions incorporate unique cryptographic protocols that ensure maximum security, transparency, and auditability in any type of election. Built on over 20 years of research, Scytl’s secure solutions have been successfully used in over 30 countries across the globe, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Australia.

The Government of Nova Scotia made amendments to the Elections Act in 2021 to permit the use of internet voting, initially by those who are members of the Canadian Armed Forces stationed outside the province during an election event.

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