Election.com Snags U.K. Balloting Company

Election.com Snags U.K. Balloting Company

By Jennifer Freer, Staff Writer

MAY 12 - Election.com Inc., a global Internet election company that serves public and private electi
ons, acquired Unity Security Balloting, an election services company in the United Kingdom, May 11 to better serve the U.K. market, company officials said.

The price of the acquisition was not disclosed.

Election.com U.K. will continue serving Unity Security Balloting's existing clients, such as the Bri
tish Labour Party, trade unions and co-operatives. It also will provide Internet voting, electronic conference
voting and Web site information on elections and candidates to pension funds and companies with electorates acr
oss Europe.

"USB pioneered the use of telephone voting systems with the highest levels of security, including th
orough audit trails to protect against fraud and abuse," said Anne Hock, former USB general manger and newly appointed managing director of election.com U.K. "As part of election.com, we'll now be able to revolutionize our elections services through the use of online voting."

The Garden City, N.Y.-based election.com was formed in February 1999 by Joe Mohen, chief executive officer. Election.com, a privately held company, currently has more than 60 employees.

Election.com designs, manages and provides information for elections over the Internet anywhere in the
world for political jurisdictions and nonprofit and private organizations. Its goal is to help voters by making easier, more secure online voting available and to provide clients with a more trusted and productive election product at a lower cost.

The company has been involved in one U.S. government election. In March, election.com partnered with the Arizona Democratic party to set up the voting system for the Arizona Democratic Presidential Primary.

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