The OKALOOSA DISTANCE BALLOTING PILOT (ODBP) is being planned and implemented through close cooperation by the following Operation BRAVO partners:
Pat Hollarn (CERA), Supervisor of Elections, and Paul Lux (CERA), Assistant Supervisor, Okaloosa County, Florida, are the Pilot Proponents. Ms. Hollarn and Mr. Lux have participated in a number of demonstration projects to examine technological alternatives for overseas military and civilian absentee voting. Ms. Hollarn is also a Director of the Operation BRAVO Foundation.
Carol Paquette, Project Manager, is an expert on the application of technology solutions for absentee voting. Ms. Paquette was the program manager for the electronic voting projects for overseas military and civilian voters conducted by the Federal Voting Assistance Program for the 2000 and 2004 General Elections. She is also a Director of the Operation BRAVO Foundation.
Election Trust LLC is a Seattle-based election solutions integrator and consultancy specializing in a new generation of transparent and reliable remote paper and electronic balloting tools, platforms and methodologies in both the Public and Private sectors. Election Trust’s authorship and advocacy of the ODBP project is evidence of its commitment to bettering the voting experience for American overseas voters.
Scytl Secure Electronic Voting S.A. is a provider of secure remote voting technology with extensive experience in international projects. Scytl, of Barcelona, Spain, was formed as a spin-off from a leading university research group on e-voting security. Scytl’s innovative e-voting technology has received numerous international awards, including the 2007 ITech-Economy Leaders Prize and the 2005 ICT Prize awarded by the European Commission.
Sabrina McLaughlin, APR provides public relations and voter recruiting expertise in order to enhance the public view of the ODBP project. Sabrina’s award winning voter education program, public relations planning, graphic design and copywriting skills have been recognized on local, regional and national levels.
Dr. Alec Yasinsac, head of the Security and Assurance in Information Technology (SAIT) Laboratory at Florida State University, and a national expert on electronic voting system software, will provide technical assistance in evaluating the performance and security of the remote voting system used in the project. SAIT Laboratory is certified by the U.S. National Security Agency as a Center of AcademicExcellence in Information Assurance Education. It has extensive facilities, resources, and experience in both academic research and applied technology for ensuring voting system.