September 16, 2003
NFRW Selects AccuPoll to Conduct Election
TUSTIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 16, 2003--The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), one of the largest and most influential women's political organizations in the United States, announced today that it would use AccuPoll's voting technology for the election of officers at the 32nd biennial conference in Salt Lake City, Sept. 19-21, 2003. This is the second consecutive election that the NFRW has selected AccuPoll to conduct its election of officers.
"We are very pleased to have our delegates vote on the AccuPoll electronic voting system. Our members are very active at all levels of the American political process and are pleased to experience first hand the safeguards that AccuPoll has built into the voting process and to understand how that translates into the voting experience for Americans across the nation," said Lisa Ziriax, Communications Director for the NFRW. "AccuPoll has combined the familiar technology of an ATM machine with a paper Proof of Vote that provides for a clear audit if a challenge is made to any contest on the ballot."
AccuPoll, an innovator in the electronic voting industry combines the feature rich capabilities of a touch screen voting system with the confidence of a voter verified paper record.
"We are honored that the NFRW has once again entrusted AccuPoll with conducting its election of officials," said Frank Wiebe, President of AccuPoll. "The National Federation of Republican Women has once again taken a leadership role in elections by voting on an electronic voting system that prints a voter verified paper record."
The AccuPoll voting system allows voters to mark their ballot by making selections on a touch screen. The system then prints a permanent paper audit record for the voter's review. This voter verified paper audit trail satisfies the requirement of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 for a voting system to produce a permanent paper record with a manual audit capacity that will be available as an official record in the event of a recount.
About the National Federation of Republican Women
Founded in 1938, the Federation is one of the largest women's political organizations in the country with 100,000 members and 1,800 unit clubs nationwide. The grassroots organization recruits and elects Republican candidates, advocates the Party's philosophy and initiatives, and empowers women in the political process.
For more information about the Federation, visit www.nfrw.org.
Based in Tustin, AccuPoll (OCTBB:ACUP) is the developer of an electronic voting system that has excited voters, elections officials, and special needs advocates in the United States with its innovative new approach to recording and counting votes. Combining modern touch screen input with the confidence of a voter verified printed paper record; AccuPoll allows each voter to see their vote recorded and creates a permanent paper audit trail of the election as recently mandated in the "Help America Vote Act of 2002."
AccuPoll works with all levels of government to insure the integrity, security and accuracy of elections. AccuPoll makes every vote count by counting every vote. For additional information, visit www.accupoll.com.
AccuPoll Holding Corp.,
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National Federation of Republican Women
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