Martin County Looks Forward to Hart InterCivic’s Verity Voting

Timing is Good for Taxpayers; Customer Support is ‘Awesome’

STANTON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#martincountylt;/agt;–Taking advantage of a strong local economy, Martin County is investing
in a new voting system that will serve citizens for years to come.
Officials voted to adopt the new Verity®
system from Hart
, based on its reputation for reliability and the
company’s track record of excellent customer support.

Request a Verity Demo: 866-216-4278

“Hart has worked out so well here. Our existing equipment is reliable,
and the support from Hart is awesome,” said Election Administrator Helen
Floyd who has more than 25 years’ experience working with elections.
Hart has partnered with Martin County since 2005, and the move to Verity
comes at a time when oilfield activity in the Permian Basin area has
been good for the County’s budget.

“We are fortunate to be in good financial shape, and the time was right
to choose Verity. We are excited about an easy-to-use and easy-to-learn
system, and I appreciate the help Hart has given us over the years. They
are always right there with me,” Floyd said. “I call with any little
question and they walk me through the answer. I’m on a first name basis
with everyone on the team.”

“We love to hear Martin County praise customer service. Providing
exceptional customer service is a core value at Hart,” said Phillip
Braithwaite, President and CEO of Hart InterCivic, an Austin-based
company with more than 100 years of experience providing election
solutions. “By choosing Verity, they can count on trustworthy, flexible
technology always backed by the best personal service.”

The new voting equipment is being delivered in Martin County early this
month, Floyd is looking forward to the modern, secure touchscreen
design. “It should be easier for everyone to use. I’m sure it will work
for all levels,” she said, describing a range of users across many
generations, with different technical skills.

Voter education and training for election workers will take place closer
to Verity’s debut for the November election. “Hart will be here for
training, and I want to stage a mock election. We’ll make sure everyone
is comfortable with the new system,” Floyd said.

User friendly and secure, Verity is certified at the federal and state
levels, and it is designed and built in Texas. More than half of the
voters in the State cast their ballots on Hart’s election technology,
and Verity is a natural next step for those ready to purchase a new

“If your county is looking at a new election system, I say get Verity,”
Floyd said. “Not only is it very simple, but the support at Hart is so
great. I’ll say that to anyone. I’m glad to stick with them.”

Martin County 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 Texas. First federally certified in 2015, the secure and
flexible system is also in use in numerous counties throughout the U.S.

Braithwaite expects more announcements this year as additional
jurisdictions choose Verity.

Learn more about Verity in Texas:

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.


Steven Sockwell

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