OMAHA, Neb., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Macomb County, Michigan and its over 600,000 registered voters will soon be casting their ballots on ES&S' newest federally certified voting technology. ES&S has enjoyed a long partnership with Macomb County and is honored to have been selected by the county post an intense review of three different voting system providers. Ultimately, the county decided that only one system could meet the needs of their voters, poll workers and staff - the ExpressVote® Universal Voting System and DS200® precinct-based scanner and tabulator.
Karen Spranger, Macomb County Clerk, stated, "My priority will always be to the voters of Macomb. After listening to my local clerks, I knew that it was important to select a system that provides a simple, secure and intuitive process for voters, poll workers and county staff. We carefully reviewed several voting systems, and the ES&S voting system was a clear winner among the competition for voter experience and poll worker ease of use. While the system is robust, it is also simple to operate!"
Macomb joins numerous other jurisdictions and states who have recently affirmed the superior performance of the ExpressVote and DS200 including locales in Florida, the States of Maryland and Rhode Island, the City of New York and literally hundreds more. The hardware that will soon be delivered to Macomb is a part of ES&S' newest voting system release which received federal certification in February of this year.
In addition to the precinct-based scanner and tabulator, every poll place will receive an ExpressVote unit that will revolutionize the way voters with disabilities cast their vote in Macomb County, giving them complete independence. During state-level evaluations of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant technology, one evaluator concluded, "The ExpressVote was the best choice…and the only one he would recommend..."
"Our customers are our passion," stated Matt Nelson, ES&S Senior Vice President of Sales. "We look forward to continuing to serve Macomb with our products and our people. The ES&S Michigan team will be there every step of the way providing implementation, training and support."
ABOUT ES&S: Election Systems & Software's visionary approach to election equipment, software and solutions has helped improve the voting experience throughout North America for nearly 40 years. We are committed to developing integrated voting solutions that improve the marketplace and are flexible enough to meet multiple jurisdictions' needs and voter preferences. Learn more about ES&S at www.essvote.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/essvote.
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