2004 My Vote Counts! Nationwide Election Officials Are Informed on Availability of Swiss Voting System Report. Help Voters Regain Trust in Their Voting System


Basel Switzerland – 08/16/2004 – In the 2000 Presidential election, approximately 4 to 6 million votes were lost. This especially concerned voters who would have liked to vote but for some reason could or did not. To the question why they did not vote, the third most common answer was that they were not interested in the election and felt that their vote wouldn’t make any difference. The voting situation in the USA, therefore, does not truly reflect what the people want.


People want to be certain of the correctness of election outcomes. The outcome should not only be accepted by the respective representatives and election supervisors, but also by the general public. The confidence of the voters in the correct determination of voting results is a central concern of any democratic political system. The people must have the certainty that the election was fair and that their votes were counted.


Swiss Voting System aims to strengthen the U.S. citizens’ confidence in the election system. Like Swiss chocolate, Swiss army-knives, Swiss watches and other Swiss products and services, the Swiss voting system is known for accuracy and reliability and is highly prized by the people of Switzerland. Swiss Voting System™ has taken the best of Swiss voting procedures and condensed the collected information into a compact and thorough report. The report also contains information on how to make the U.S. election procedures up to 10 times cheaper.


On August 16, 2004, the Swiss Voting System Report was presented to the market. Over 2’000 U.S. election officials were informed about its availability. By implementing the findings of the report they now have the opportunity to reassure their voters that their vote will be accurately counted, processed and reflected in the final election results. They can thus help the voters to trust their election system again, so that every voter knows for sure: This time my vote counts.


The company Swiss Voting System - A Privately Held Company AG is composed of members with numerous backgrounds. Engineers, political science students, lawyers, international business specialists and programmers form this dynamic multicultural team.

For more information please visit www.SwissVS.org


Contact: Mr. Beat Fehr, Phone: +41-616-430-078, Beat.Fehr@SwissVS.org


SOURCE: Swiss Voting System - A Privately Held Company AG