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Scytl Online Voting Helps Iceland Successfully Run Fully Online Referendums

Scytl Online Voting Helps Iceland Successfully Run Fully Online Referendums

Scytl Online Voting in Iceland

Barcelona & Reykjavik (PRWEB UK) 12 May 2015

Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, announces the successful deployment of the first ever fully online residents referendum in Iceland. This first online referendum took place in the municipality of Ölfus with a participation rate of 43% of the municipality´s residents (age 16+), a clear demonstration of the possibility to leverage the online channel for more participatory, agile and secure referendums.

The online citizen referendum held in the municipality of Ölfus is the first of the future online referendums that will take place across selected municipalities in Iceland. As part of the country´s strategic initiative to create a more agile and participatory electoral process, Þjóðskrá Íslands (Registers Iceland) – the office under the Ministry of the Interior which among other things maintains the national register and authentication service for all citizens which was used in the election – began an online citizen referendum program aimed at streamlining the path to online voting in the country.

“The execution of the election in Ölfus was very successful and the participation was good. We are looking forward to working with Scytl on the second pilot election in a bigger municipality,” said Margrét Hauksdóttir Director General of Registers Iceland.

In general, the participation percentage increased in the older age groups, with the participation of men over 75 surpassing the 63% participation rate. Gunnsteinn Ómarsson, Mayor of Ölfus comments, “We were a bit worried about how the older people would feel about eVoting, but it turned out they were quite ready for it! This is an excellent way to consult the population quickly and efficiently.”

As ongoing experiences and reports around the globe indicate, the leverage of secure online channels has a positive influence in increasing citizen engagement. The recently published report “Effects of the Internet on Participation: Study of a Public Policy Referendum in Brazil” documents an 8.2% increase in total turn-out with the introduction of online voting.

The online referendum implemented by Iceland provides the highest security levels available today and ensures voter privacy, strong voter authentication, the integrity of the referendum results and voter verifiability and auditability. All while providing user-friendly and accessible voting for its citizens. In the case of the Ölfus municipality:

The citizens online referendum took place between March 17 – 26, 2015.
The voting centered on whether Ölfus should enter negotiations with other municipalities for a possible merger and on a date for a popular festival in Ölfus.
Citizen participation rate surpassed the 43% mark.
For citizens with no access to the internet, the municipality provided access to computers with internet connection and help as needed at the Municipal Library.

“Scytl is extremely proud of the opportunity to continue to support the enablement of a modern and secure electoral process in Iceland with our experience and state-of-the art online voting technology. Being selected by Iceland to support these initiatives as a flagship in global electoral processes once again reinforces our focus on increasing and improving participatory democracy, citizen empowerment and public transparency via innovative online technology,” concludes Pere Valles, CEO of Scytl.

About Scytl

Scytl is the global leader in secure election management, electronic voting and eGovernance solutions. Specializing in election modernization technologies, Scytl offers the first end-to-end election management and voting platform, providing the highest security and transparency standards currently available. Scytl has capitalized on its more than 18 years of research to develop election-specific cryptographic security technology protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications, positioning Scytl as the company with the largest patent portfolio of the industry.

Scytl’s solutions have been successfully used in over 38 countries across the globe over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India, Iceland and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, with strategic offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Peru and Greece, as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Mexico, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Australia. For more information, visit

Media Contacts

Leticia Barcia – Senior Director Marketing Communications, Scytl

+34 934 230 324


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Good News for Persians Abroad: 10% Calling Bonus on, Persian New Year, and Spring Equinox

Good News for Persians Abroad: 10% Calling Bonus on, Persian New Year, and Spring Equinox

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

These days Iranians all over the world are getting ready to celebrate. The Persian New Year is fast approaching and together with it the Equinox, spring, and the whole idea of rebirth and new beginnings. In addition to all these changes, gives Iranians an extra reason to celebrate: a 10% calling bonus for longer international calls.

This special promotion is available for all customers who want to get free calling credit. Between 19-21 March, Voice Credit orders will be rewarded with an extra 10% Bonus. Nowruz is an important holiday in many parts of Asia, so invites its customers to keep the tradition alive and wish everyone “Happy Nowruz”.

In order to benefit from this promotion, customers need to place a Voice Credit order of at least $ 20 and use coupon code NORUZ10 in the ordering process, by March 21st. By taking advantage of this offer, customers who buy the minimum value of $ 20 will receive $ 22, meaning they automatically get at least $ 2 free credit to call home. Plus, as the value of the order grows, so does that of the bonus. The maximum amount available on is $ 200, so that would bring customers $ 20 free calling credit!

The Voice Credit bought can be used to place international calls from:

any phone, through the use of access numbers,
any computer with an Internet connection, through the Web Call application or
any smartphone, as offers an app, for both iOS and Android devices, called KeepCalling. By using the app, customers can make calls by using their phone contacts as long as they are saved in international format.

Voice Credit is a prepaid service offering affordable credit for international calls and SMS. The rates for international calls to Iran are 3.9¢/min for landlines in Tehran, 5.5¢/min for landlines in every other city in the country, and 6.5¢/min for mobiles. The cost of an SMS to Iran is 5¢.

What differentiates from other services are the low prices offered, the frequent promotions, the simple ordering processes, and the safety of online transactions. What makes the service even more attractive and trustworthy are the comprehensive Help Center and the 24/7 Customer Service, available by phone and email in both English and Spanish. guarantees 100% transaction security and satisfaction. All major payment methods are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. Moreover, payment is available in several currencies: US, Australian, or Canadian Dollars, plus British Pounds and Euros. The payment security system is known as very strong.

Customers are happy about the low rates and high quality of One of them says “It’s the best deal to make international phone calls and it’s easy and fast.”, while another one expresses his contentment with the whole service: “I am very satisfied with TamasbaVatan. Never had any issue.”

About is a website designed by KeepCalling, a global telecommunications company registered in 2002 in USA. Presently, KeepCalling provides its services to hundreds of thousands of consumers and businesses, with a focus on customer satisfaction. KeepCalling has been listed by Inc 5000 in top 20 telecom companies in the USA for the last 4 years. In 2014 the company was designated the 18th fastest growing company in the telecommunications industry in USA with a revenue increase of over 600% from 2010 to 2013.

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