NEW YORK, NY, March 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

 Global Arena Holding, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTC PINK: GAHC), announced today that its subsidiary company, Global Election Services (GES), has successfully conducted its first election using both online and paper mail ballots, in collaboration with its new venture partner, Voting Portals, LLC – developers of highly specialized online/e-voting software systems designed for regulated election sectors.

The collaboration is anticipated to provide GES clients with an advanced platform for online voting and other related services. The multi-functional Internet program allows users to vote in a secure manner by using encrypted voting codes with multiple levels of credential authentication.   

The election was a hybrid election, which allowed members the option to vote online or by paper mail, and the turnout was strong. With approximately 69% participation, an estimated 46% voted online with 23% voting by mail, supporting GES in its endeavors to strengthen its online voting capabilities. 

“We are very happy to see such a high member turnout,” said John S. Matthews, President of GES.  “We’re particularly pleased with the larger number of members opting to vote online. GES is proud to maintain the highest level of security and voter indemnity – both online and offline.  We will always remain advocates of the One Member = One Vote for all our clients and firmly believe that Voting Portals, LLC will assist us in upholding this mantra.” 

Ben Solomon, CEO of Voting Portals, LLC added, “We are very pleased to see that our secure online voting software has already substantially replaced the need for physical ballots.  This reduces the overall costs and time of mailing for unions while facilitating significantly greater member participation.”

Management at both companies look forward to conducting future joint elections.

About Voting Portals, LLC

Voting Portals, LLC is a privately-owned software development company based in Miami, Florida specialized in developing and operating proprietary online/e-voting software systems in various regulated election sectors including: Condo/HOA; Labor Unions; Other not-for-profit; Shareholder; and Municipal.  VP’s software systems deliver the most advanced platform today in online e-voting and related services.  Our program allows users to vote securely in elections and on other issues from anywhere by using encrypted voting codes, credential authentication, and blockchain technology.  

About Global Election Services

GES provides full-service election solutions to clients while offering the experience, support, security and capacity needed to meet ever-changing client needs now and in the future. GES helps organizations manage elections, strengthen corporate governance, increase member participation and reduce costs. The company has a dedicated and seasoned team, which has over 35 years of experience and has managed over 8,000 elections involving more than 40,000,000 voters, none of which have been overturned.

About Global Arena Holding 

Global Arena Holding, Inc. trades on the OTC Pink Sheets under the ticker symbol GAHC.   The Company has been publicly traded since 2011 and holds a number of interests, including Global Elections Services, Inc. and GAHI Acquisition Corp.  The Company focuses on acquiring technologies, patents and companies having the ability to leverage the blockchain crypto technology. 

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