|The system that
Galveston County has purchased is called the Hart Voting System. The system was designed by an Austin-based
company, Hart InterCivic, and the equipment is built in Fort Bend County in
Sugar Land. Hart InterCivic is
providing a team that delivers and installs the equipment, trains the
election and IT staff, and all poll workers, and is assisting with our voter
education and outreach program.
|A voting system
must assure several things, including:
|•Unobstructed access and ease-of-use – the
assurance that the system will be easy to use for anyone, ensuring all
citizens their right to vote.
|•Absolute accuracy – the assurance that the
final tallies reflect the cumulative will of the people;
|•Uncompromised privacy and security – the
assurance that voters can cast their ballot without fear of disclosure or
reprisal, knowing their votes will count as intended; and
|•Ruggedness and durability - Reliable
systems must continue to function even with rough use over time.
| The County and the Election Equipment
Committee know that this system meets