AccuPoll Successfully Completes Qualification Testing to More Stringent 2002 Federal Voting System S

From: Accupoll
Published: Fri Apr 08 2005

TUSTIN, Calif.-- April 7, 2005--AccuPoll, Inc. (OCTBB:ACUP), a developer of Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting systems, today announced that independent testing authority SysTest Labs has completed qualification testing of the company's voting system for compliance with the 2002 Federal Election Commission Voting System Standards.

SysTest Labs will now submit testing results to the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) for review and assignment of an official federal qualification number. Assignment of a federal qualification number will allow AccuPoll to pursue certification in states that require voting system qualification under the 2002 Federal Election Commission Voting System Standards.

"This is a significant event because AccuPoll becomes the first company with a voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) to complete testing under the more stringent 2002 Federal Voting System Standards," said Frank Wiebe, president of AccuPoll. "States such as Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Kentucky require that voting systems be federally qualified under the new standards. Successful completion of this testing attains a major milestone for AccuPoll that our competitors have yet to reach."

AccuPoll last year received federal qualification for its electronic voting system under the 1990 Federal Election Commission voting system standards. However, as of January 1, 2005, any changes made to a voting system require that the entire system be tested and qualified under the revised 2002 Federal Election System Voting System Standards.

"In my opinion, SysTest Labs conducts the most rigorous and thorough testing possible and is the best qualified to test voting systems to the stringent 2002 standards," said Dennis Vadura, CEO of AccuPoll. "The result of this testing has provided AccuPoll with what we believe to be the best voting system available today."

About AccuPoll Holding Corp.

Headquartered in Tustin, Calif., AccuPoll (OCTBB:ACUP) is the developer of a federally qualified electronic voting system featuring an intuitive touch screen input and a voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) that can be confirmed by the voter at the time the ballot is cast, creating a permanent paper audit trail for recount and audit purposes.

AccuPoll designed their federally-qualified DRE voting system from the outset to feature a voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) and fully comply with the stringent requirements outlined in the "Help America Vote Act of 2002" (HAVA), the sweeping legislation that outlines the future of voting systems in the United States and earmarks more than $3.9 billion for updating America's voting infrastructure. The company is one of the few vendors of an electronic voting system that has incorporated a VVPAT into their federally-qualified system.

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