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Cleveland-based Votem acquires tech company that runs Emmy awards voting

October 3, 2018

Cleveland-based Votem acquires tech company that runs Emmy awards voting

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Votem, a Cleveland-based mobile-voting company, announced Tuesday that it acquired Everyone Counts, the company that transitioned voting for the Emmys online.

Votem, which offers mobile-voting products based on blockchain technology, has only been around for about four years. CEO Pete Martin said acquiring Everyone Counts will add years more of experience and expertise in areas such as online voter registration to Votem’s arsenal.

It will also make Votem an international company because of Everyone Counts’ offices in Canada. 

Recently, Everyone Counts worked in Alabama to substitute online voting for absentee ballots for members of the military serving overseas. Everyone Votes and Votem are now working in eight locations across the country on similar projects, though none are in Ohio.

Next steps include merging and revamping some products and adding blockchain security to all of the company’s offerings. Everyone Counts does not have mobile voting products, so that could be an expansion for its online voter registration, Martin said. 

The companies did not release the details of the acquisition. 

Read more about Votem here and Everyone Counts here. 

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