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2014-04-15 23:02:59

For Chicago’s Primary Election on March 18, the city’s election officials and Election Systems & Software (ES&S) successfully implemented Electronic Poll Books to check in and verify voters in the city’s 2,070 election precincts. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 For Chicago’s Primary Election on March 18, the city’s election officials and Election Systems & Software (ES&S) successfully implemented the ExpressPoll-5000 System to check in and verify voters in the...

2014-03-04 16:19:28

Voters who cast their ballots via smartphones made fewer errors than they did when voting via traditional methods in a mock election, according to new research from psychologists at Rice University. In a first-of-its-kind study, co-author Rice Professor of Psychology Michael Byrne examined how smartphone-based voting systems can be incorporated into the current large-scale voting process. The study, "Toward More Usable Electronic Voting: Testing the Usability of a Smartphone Voting...

2014-01-13 23:02:55

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners has awarded a contract to Election Systems & Software (ES&S) to provide the city’s 2,069 election precincts with electronic poll books beginning with Chicago’s 2014 Primary Election. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 The Board made the award in December to purchase more than 2,100 ExpressPoll®-5000 voter check-in and management devices and related software to support Chicago’s 1.6 million registered voters. “After reviewing...

2013-04-30 23:00:34

The eDemocracy solutions acquired from Gov2U will be integrated into Scytl´s end-to-end election modernization platform providing citizens and governments with new participatory tools. Barcelona/Brussels (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, and Gov2U, an non-profit organization dedicated to developing and promoting the use of technology in the fields of governance and democracy, have announced today the acquisition by...

2013-01-02 05:03:58

$120,000 per year advertising grant made to transform marketing effort of civic startup in Maryland that aims to help voters connect with elected officials in between elections. College Park, MD (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 Google recently awarded MyMaryland.net a Google Grant, an in-kind donation of advertising worth $10,000 per month. MyMaryland.net joins a select group of non-profits recognized by Google as having a compelling and valuable public service. MyMaryland.net is revolutionizing...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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