Colorado Commends Voter Registration Support from Saber Government Solutions During Historic General Election
One in Five Voters Nationwide Registered Using Saber System, 2008 presidential election.
HERNDON, Va. – Saber Government Solutions, the non-healthcare U.S. state and local government subsidiary of EDS, an HP company, is receiving hearty congratulations from state leaders across the nation for the successful implementation and management of voter registration systems in 13 states for the 2008 presidential election.
Saber’s enterprise-class voter registration and election management software provided voter list management and election management functionality for more than 40 million voters in the following states: Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Wyoming. Overall, approximately one in five American voters registered using Saber’s election software. “The Saber team did an outstanding job in helping New Jersey run a major election,”” said Michael DiSimoni, deputy director, Division of Elections for the New Jersey Department of State. “With record volumes of new and transfer registrations, the New Jersey Statewide Voter Registration System was put through the ultimate test and performed admirably. The state is proud of how this election was conducted and looks forward to continued work with Saber.”
Saber helped to ensure the election process would be free and fair for all registered voters by helping states comply with the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). The law regulates federal elections and requires states to consolidate voter lists from the county level to a centralized state-wide database. Additionally, HAVA called for transforming the election management process by including provisional ballots, trained election workers and public access to voter information – all of which has been addressed by Saber’s solutions.
Saber software is HAVA-compliant and has the ability to interface with federally required databases from other agencies, such as a state’s motor vehicle department to validate voter information.
“The Saber team helped us successfully complete the 2008 General Election by implementing the new Statewide Colorado Registration and Election System (SCORE) in the midst of the election cycle,” said Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman. “We look forward to continuing our productive collaboration with Saber and sharing our success with the talented and capable Saber team.”
New York’s State Board of Elections Chief Information Officer George Stanton said he “was very pleased that the statewide NYSVoter registration system, designed and developed with Saber’s assistance, handled the registration and verification of more than 700,000 new voters with ease. The public voter registration information and poll-site lookup systems also handled more than 200,000 queries per day without performance problems.”
“Both Saber and EDS are committed to delivering results to our clients,”” said Dennis Stolkey, senior vice president of U.S. Public Sector at EDS, an HP company. “We are pleased for the opportunity to support our clients in the successful completion of this historic election.”
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