To access the BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System by phone, call 800.224.8286 or 503.419.1105

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Review the following for background information regarding browser support and security.

If, after reviewing this information you still have questions, then contact your election committee for further assistance.

Browser Support

See the list of supported browsers near the bottom of the main welcome page. Browsers not listed may work, but functionality or secrecy is not guaranteed.

For security, the BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System website should be run from the top-level browser window. Running your session from within the framework of a portal or other web-page, such as your organization's website, is strongly discouraged and is not guaranteed to work.

The BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System website relies on the use of JavaScript. If you see the message: "This website contains JavaScript programming that requires a scriptable browser, with scripting enabled." then please change your browser settings to enable JavaScript. If you cannot enable JavaScript, then please use a different computer or the telephone to access BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System.

Note:   Do not confuse JavaScript with Java — they are two different programming languages. While there have been recent security risks found in Java, be assured that Java programming is not used anywhere in the BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System.

Browser Security

Knowing your browser is free of harmful malware and viruses will help ensure your private information is secure and your ballot with BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System is registered exactly as you intended.

Before accessing the BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System website, you are strongly encouraged to download the current revision of your browser software, ensure your computer is up-to-date with all the latest security patches, and you are running up-to-date antivirus-protection software. If you cannot assure all software is current, then you should use a different computer or the telephone to cast your ballot.

Finally, you are strongly recommended to NOT use a publicly-accessible computer nor public WiFi. A computer not under your direct control may have undetected malware and/or viruses that could compromise your ballot or account information and public WiFi hotspots, while convenient, exposes your private information to all users on that network. Always ask yourself, "Would I use this computer or WiFi for my on-line banking or other confidential transactions?" If your answer is NO, then use a different computer or the telephone to cast your ballot.

No Cookies/No Tracking

The BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System website does not track your movement on the web or store anything, including cookies or web-pages in your Temporary Internet Files directory that may be used to identify you or your submitted ballot.

Secure Website — Make sure you see green

To ensure privacy, connections to the BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System website require secure sockets, or https—the same protocol used by banks and other services where confidential data is transmitted across the Internet.

Always verify the address to BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System starts with https://www.ballotpoint.com/ or https://ballotpoint.com/. Note the s in the https portion of the address—this is required to ensure you are using a secure login session.

To make it easier to verify you are communicating with the BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System, our https connection uses an Extended Verification certificate.

This means you should always see green in your browser address bar.

The images below show examples of what you will see using the various browsers supported by BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System. If you do not see green in the browser address bar, stop immediately without entering your login credentials and contact your election committee.

Finally, click on CCComplete, Inc. [US] (or Trusted if using the Opera browser, or CCComplete, Inc. if using the Safari browser) to view the certificate that verifies you are connected to the actual BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System website.

Note:   CCComplete, Inc. is the company that created, owns and runs the BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System voting system. Always make sure the certificate references CCComplete, Inc. of Portland, OR USA and that the certificate is verified by DigiCert, Inc.

To ensure privacy, connections to the BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System website require secure sockets, or https—the same protocol used by banks and other services where confidential data is transmitted across the Internet.

Welcome Page Security Shields and Icons — What do they mean?

The BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System welcome page shows two icons/shields. The purpose of showing these is to give our users a level of comfort that we are doing all we can to ensure the confidentiality of all users and the ultimate integrity of the BallotPoint™/TWU Local 576 Voting System voting system.

From left to right on the welcome page you will see the following icons/shields, which are described below.


DigiCert is the service BallotPoint uses to verify our SSL (HTTPS) certificate. SSL provides the encryption of all information transmitted between BallotPoint and your browser and it is DigiCert that provides your browser the key that allows your browser to encrypt/decrypt all information between you and BallotPoint.

Encrypting information between your browser and BallotPoint means that no-one will be able to see what information (e.g., your login credentials, how you voted, etc.) you send to BallotPoint or what information BallotPoint sends back to your browser.

All access to the BallotPoint voting system requires secure sockets, or https— the same protocol used by banks and other services where confidential data is transmitted across the Internet. For more information, refer to "Secure Website — Make sure you see green", above.

Click on the DigiCert icon to verify that you are actually connected to the BallotPoint system.


HTML5 and CSS3 Compliant HTML5/CSS3 are acronyms for HyperText Markup Language, version 5 and Cascading Style Sheets, version 3, respectively. These standards are maintained by the "World Wide Web Consortium" (W3C). This is the organization responsible for designing the standards used for web-based programming. The idea is that if one codes their web-pages to this standard, that those pages will work across all compliant browsers (e.g., Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, etc.).

BallotPoint shows the seal to signify that all our pages and style-sheets pass the W3C verification tools to ensure they are compliant.

BallotPoint routinely verifies all web-pages and style-sheets against the W3C standard to ensure that our pages display exactly as intended on all compliant browsers. Furthermore, we routinely test all our pages using the five major browsers, iPad and Android tablets, and iPhone and Android smartphones. In fact, our pages are specifically designed to display in an easily readable format on all compliant tablets and smartphones.

Finally, we always verify there are NO scripting errors on any page. A single error could cause the page to malfunction. Most browsers, by default, do not show scripting errors so many times errors can go unnoticed. At BallotPoint, we NEVER release any software with scripting errors – which could cause the loss of security, secrecy, or functionality.

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