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State of California selects CGI to implement new centralized statewide voter registration system, VoteCal

State of California selects CGI to implement new centralized statewide voter 
registration system, VoteCal 
Provides Californians with a consistent and uniform basis for
exercising their right to vote 
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/13 -- CGI Group Inc.
(NYSE:GIB) (TSX:GIB.A) today announced it will implement California's
new centralized statewide voter registration database system,
VoteCal, providing a single official source of voter registration
information. The contract is valued at US$38.75 million over four
years. 
VoteCal will connect to multiple state agencies and all 58 county
election official offices to improve the efficiency of the voter
registration process. Currently, information about new and existing
registered voters is separately maintained in county election
management systems with the current statewide voter registration
database (CalVoter) storing a copy of each county's voter
registration data and refreshing that data based on daily updates.  
VoteCal will include a new public website for people to register
online, verify their registration, and look up provisional ballot and
vote-by-mail ballot status-improving the public's ability to register
to vote and making it easier for voters to access or update their
voter registration information.  
The federal government's Help America Vote Act (HAVA) mandates states
implement centralized voter registration systems. California is
HAVA-compliant based on its existing legacy system, associated
regulations, and supporting internal procedures. CGI will replace
CalVoter with a modern and robust technical foundation and deliver
added functionality. VoteCal will automate functions currently
performed manually, support uniform application of voter laws, and
establish uniform voter registration processes across the state,
enabling California to more easily address the full intent of HAVA.  
With extensive experience supporting many of California government's
technology modernization projects, CGI is uniquely qualified to
develop and deploy a VoteCal system that will improve the voter
registration process while increasing transparency for all
stakeholders.  
"CGI is excited to partner with the State of California on the
VoteCal initiative," said Josetta Bull, CGI Vice-President and 
State
of California Account Executive. "We bring expertise in large-scale
data integration as well as extensive experience integrating
information management systems across California." 
About CGI 
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent
information technology and business process services firm in the
world. Approximately 69,000 professionals serve thousands of global
clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe
and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services
including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration,
application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as
well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annualized
revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$18
billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).
Website: www.cgi.com. 
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United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of
the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and
are "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian
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Contacts:
Investors
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and
Investor Relations
lorne.gorber@cgi.com
514-841-3355 
Media
Linda Odorisio
Vice-President, Global Communications
linda.odorisio@cgi.com
703-267-8118
 
 
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