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Subject:Votenet Brings NAFSA's National Elections Online
Date:Thu, 1 Nov 2001 16:43:49 -0800 (PST)

For Immediate Release Friday, October 12, 2001 Media Contact: Michael Mack Vice President of Business Development Phone: (202) 207-0540 michael.mack@votenet.com

Votenet Brings NAFSA's National Elections Online

Firm formally launches eBallot software and consulting practice for associations and member-based organizations

October 26, 2001, Washington, D.C. - Votenet Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce its latest web-based software innovation, eBallot, which allows organization's members to vote online. This easy-to-use, cost effective method of voting will change forever how private elections are conducted. NAFSA (Association for International Educators http://www.nafsa.org) employed Votenet's technology as the sole voting mechanism during their recent 2002 national officer's election. With 35 candidates running in twenty races internationally, NAFSA members were able to vote online for the first time in NAFSA's history.
"As an international association with a dispersed membership, the benefits of Votenet's application are incalculable," says Denise Wold, Director of Membership Services, NAFSA, an organization of 6400 members. "The key to our success was the ease-of-use of the voting system. Our members found the voting application to be intuitive and convenient. Taking our election online allowed our members to view candidate profiles and vote in just a few minutes."
Votenet's eBallot software provides:
Convenient 24 hour a day online ballots integrated into the organization's website;
Candidate biographies;
Election management suite that enables election administrators to monitor voting and view real-time voting reports;
Login security ensures one vote per eligible voter;
Web-based application is scalable to handle any size election or referendum.

Ideal for any organization with elected officials, Votenet's eBallot Software is not only secure, but it is easy-to-use and will aid in cutting mailing, labor, and other overhead costs involved with elections. "Votenet's online election system saved time and money and will certainly benefit us in future election years," remarked Bill Newman, Chief Financial Officer at NAFSA. "Any association or organization interested in slashing the financial and man-power costs associated with an election should consider working with Votenet to conduct a virtual election."
"A large number of elections take place every year at national and international associations, businesses, charities, and unions. Now to be able to perform that function, while also offering candidate biographies, a 'voting wizard' to aid voters, and real-time results, online is impressive. The time, trouble and cost associated with a traditional paper intensive election system makes Votenet's eBallot Software a very high ROI application for any organization with a large or geographically dispersed voting constituency," says Glen Hughlette, CEO and President of Votenet Solutions.
The eBallot software is immediately available from Votenet Solutions. Interested groups can learn how to license the software by calling a sales representative at 1-800-VOTENET ext. 513
About Votenet Votenet Solutions, Inc. (www.votenet.com) develops, markets and supports a suite of solutions focused on the needs of the Public Policy and Political community. The company is non-partisan and non-ideological, serving thousands of customers including:

Trade Associations Advocacy Groups
Lobbying Firms Unions
Global 2000 Companies Chambers of Commerce
Professional Societies Media
Charitable Organizations Political Organizations
Elected Officials Candidates

As the leading Internet Issue Advocacy solution, the Votenet Action Center provides:
CapWeb Millennium - Internet-based software mobilizing and enabling supporters to directly contact Federal and State legislators from the customer's web site using email, mail and fax.
Policy Voice
- A state-of-the-art Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system communicates alerts and connects constituents through an 800-number and personalized PIN.
FECInfoPro and PACtracker - Award-winning, Internet-based software for conducting campaign finance and PAC research.
The original U.S. Congress Handbook - the leading pocket and desktop reference for the Federal government, published annually since 1974.
Consulting - comprehensive web-based consulting services that includes; web development, design, online elections, customized e-commerce solutions, communication and database management.
Web Hosting - Providing customers with web site hosting at a state-of-the-art facility for a fraction of the customary cost.
Web Marketing - Increase traffic to your web site using Votenet's search engine submission and meta-tag placement service.
eContributor - Internet based fundraising software makes giving online fast, safe, and convenient for charitable contributions, campaign donations, PAC fundraising, online dues payment, and events payments.

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