New voting system - Comfidex Corp.'s VoteFiler

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Apr 19 2005 - 19:44:06 CDT

http://www.comfidex.com/news.htm

**Comfidex Introduces New Voting System That Combines the Benefits of
  Electronic Voting with the Security of a Paper Trail**

**VoteFiler Uniquely Addresses Voting and Vote Tabulation Concerns
Raised Following the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Elections**

**Washington, DC, April 5, 2005**

[FOSE Booth #1439] -- The last two U.S. Presidential election cycles
uncovered significant, systemic problems plaguing the nation's
antiquated voting systems. This has led to loud demands from public
officials, citizens and the media for improved voting technology and
better vote tabulation methods. Despite this significant outcry,
surprisingly few realistic solutions have surfaced.
  
Today Comfidex Corp., an established vendor in the electronic forms
processing and validation space, is addressing the issue with the
introduction of a new voting solution called "VoteFiler." VoteFiler is
a voting system built on patented technology that combines the
benefits of electronic voting with the security and ability to audit
that only comes from a clear paper trail. Through creative design and
the use of advanced bar-code technology, VoteFiler allows individuals
to securely create anonymous, though verifiable, paper ballots that
are then scanned and tabulated on Election Day.

Comfidex is unveiling VoteFiler today at a 3:00 PM press conference at
FOSE 2005 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

"VoteFiler uniquely addresses the procedural and technical voting
issues that have caused such frustration and concern in recent
elections, and it does so in an evolutionary, cost-effective manner,"
said Bill Stratigos, president and COO of Comfidex. "By using
innovative design, off-the-shelf hardware and our patented technology,
VoteFiler is designed to complement existing voting systems and
provide an inexpensive and secure voting process."

VoteFiler's key attributes include:

  * Voter authentication and security -- VoteFiler has the ultimate
    back up. It creates a verifiable paper trail.

  * Evolutionary, transitional voting solution -- VoteFiler is
    designed to initially work side-by-side with existing voting
    systems.

  * Speed -- While voters who have used VoteFiler to create their
    ballots will still have to go to the polls on Election Day, they
    will not have to stand in long lines for traditional voting
    machines. VoteFiler enables _express lanes for voting_.

  * Cost -- VoteFiler does not require any expensive, proprietary
    voting machines. Any off-the-shelf hardware can be used. Only a
    standard Internet browser is required.

  * Ease of use -- No hanging chads or confusing ballots. An easy to
    navigate Web-based interface is available prior to Election Day
    for use in your own home.

  * Voting accuracy -- VoteFiler provides voting accuracy and recount
    capability, a much-simplified absentee voting option and preserves
    voter anonymity.

"VoteFiler is unique in its use of patented, inexpensive,
off-the-shelf equipment to support secure, anonymous and auditable
paper-based voting," said Steve Weissman, President, Kinetic
Information LLC. "What makes VoteFiler truly interesting is that it
takes nothing more to run than network-connectable personal computers,
is not at all disruptive and can be phased in at whatever pace is
desired, making it a 'must see' for anyone involved in the procurement
of electronic voting systems."

**About Comfidex **

Comfidex Corp. is a New York City-based firm that develops innovative
solutions for the e-business community. The Comfidex business model is
built around patented products and technologies such as VoteFiler and
FormFiler. This model permits Comfidex to maintain stable pricing
while providing its customers with safe technologies in which to
invest. For more information about the company and its solutions,
visit our website at www.comfidex.com.

VoteFiler is a trademark and FormFiler and Comfidex are registered
trademarks of Comfidex Corp. VoteFiler and FormFiler are powered by
Comfidex Technology - U.S. Patent Nos. 6,189,009, 6,725,220, and
foreign patents issued and pending.

-- 
Joseph Lorenzo Hall
UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
<http://pobox.com/~joehall/>
blog: <http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb2/>
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