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28.May.2008 Contact: Michael Tuteur, CEO
eBallot Enables Soccer Fans to Vote Online for New Team Name

Seattle Sounders FC Uses Online Voting to Engage Season Ticket Holders and Build Public Support

Washington, D.C., May 28, 2008 - Continuing to advance Web-based voting technology in the professional sports and entertainment markets, Votenet™ Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of secure online voting and nomination solutions for associations, corporations, law firms, non-profits, universities, award shows, teams, and organizations, announced today that Seattle Sounders FC, the city's new major league soccer team, allowed fans to vote for the new name of the team via the eBallot™ online voting solution.

"We were very pleased and satisfied with the service Votenet Solutions provided us while the public voted for a new team name," said John Rizzardini, COO, Vulcan Sports & Entertainment, business operators of Seattle Sounders FC. "They were able to customize a platform that met our needs and ensured a secure online voting system."

Seattle Sounders FC promoted a true democracy by allowing the 13,000 season ticket deposit holders to vote once for every season ticket purchased. Season ticket deposit holders were automatically identified upon logging in to the voting system through a secure integration between eBallot and the Seattle Sounders FC database.

Soccer fans all over the world were also able to cast votes online. Fans used eBallot to register to vote and create profiles. After validating their email address, each fan could login and cast their vote. The official online ballot included 3 choices and a write-in option.

"Professional sports teams are increasingly looking for new and innovative ways to engage season ticket holders and strengthen their fan base. The success of the Seattle Sounders FC vote and the high level of participation proves that interactive fan voting and contest voting is an effective method for generating buzz and support. eBallot is an ideal addition to any team's PR and promotion strategy," stated Michael Tuteur, Chief Executive Officer and President, Votenet Solutions, Inc.

To learn how eBallot can meet the online voting needs of your organization, please visit


About Votenet Solutions, Inc.

Votenet Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of secure on-demand voting and nominations software and election consulting for private organizations including membership associations, trade associations, award shows, realtor organizations, universities, K-12 schools, law firms, homeowner associations, corporations, financial institutions, unions, pension boards, credit unions and other types of organizations.

Since 2001, Votenet's software has delivered more than 11,000 online ballots and served over 7,000,000 voters worldwide. With its market-leading online voting solution, eBallot , its suite of online governance solutions, and 700+ clients in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe, Votenet Solutions Inc. is the emerging global leader in e-governance technology.

Votenet Solutions, Inc. is based in Washington, D.C. with offices throughout North America. For more information please visit To inquire about one of our solutions, please call 800-868-3638 or send an email to

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