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27.Apr.2009 Contact: Michael Tuteur, CEO
Milwaukee County Employee Retirement System Increases Voter Turnout by 50% with eBallot

Pension fund administrators reduce election costs, improve efficiency and voter participation by replacing paper ballots with online voting

Washington, D.C., April 27, 2009 - Votenet™ Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of secure online voting and nomination solutions for associations, corporations, law firms, non-profits, universities and organizations, announced today that the Milwaukee County Employee Retirement System (ERS), administrators of the Milwaukee County pension fund, increased voter response by 50% in their 2009 pension board member election by replacing paper ballots with the eBallot™ online voting solution.

In a voter survey, 90% of the 5,200 county employees positively responded to online elections and would like to continue to use them. "Our election administrators and voters found eBallot to be very easy and convenient, and our management team and board are very pleased with the reduced election costs, improved efficiency, and increase in voter turnout. I highly recommend using eBallot instead of paper-based or on-site elections," stated Gerald J. Schroeder, Employee Retirement Systems Manager, Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County ERS significantly increased election marketing by using eBallot to send multiple emails to eligible county employee voters to inform them of the upcoming election. Voters accessed the secure online ballot that included candidate photos and biographies that helped them quickly and easily make informed choices. At the close of the election, administrators received a certified results report enabling them to immediately announce the two new pension board members.

"I love eBallot! Our 2009 pension board election went very well, with much less work and worry than with the old manual paper system," commented Gordon C. Mueller, Employee Retirement Systems Fiscal Officer, Milwaukee County.

"Online voting continues to gain in popularity in the Federal, state, and local government sector due to their need to increase voter participation, streamline voting processes, and eliminate expensive paper ballot printing, postage, and tabulation costs. We're thrilled with Milwaukee County ERS' achievements, and look forward to even greater success with their future elections," stated Michael Tuteur, CEO, Votenet Solutions, Inc.

To learn how eBallot can meet the online voting needs of your organization, please visit http://www.discovereballot.com.

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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 17,000 online ballots and served over 10,000,000 voters worldwide. With its market-leading online voting solution, eBallot , its suite of online governance solutions, and 1,000+ 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 www.votenet.com. To inquire about one of our solutions, please call 800-868-3638 or send an email to salesconsultant@votenet.com.

 
 
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