INDIANAPOLIS, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After the Marion County Election Board awarded Elections Systems and Software (ES&S) a six-year contract to provide voting equipment and support last December, preparations began for the May 3 Primary in Indiana. Marion County, which includes Indiana's capital— Indianapolis, has over 650,000 registered voters and includes several excluded cities and towns. The county is also home to 600 precincts.
Poll workers and voters alike took advantage of the state of the art voting equipment, including the DS200® in-precinct scanner and tabulator, the ExpressVote® Universal Voting System and the DS850® central scanner and tabulator. Voters were given the option to either fill out paper ballots and feed them into the DS200 once completed, or use the ADA compliant ExpressVote touch screen to complete their selections. Poll workers were greeted with easier opening and closing procedures with the units and utilized the DS850 central scanner to tabulate absentee ballots quickly.
"We are both honored and humbled to be able to continue our professional association with the Marion County Election Board and the Marion County Clerk, Myla Eldridge," said Matt Nelson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales. "We understand the tremendous responsibility that comes with providing election services, and are looking forward to an equally successful November with Marion.
"We are most pleased with the simplicity of the ES&S voting system. The ease of set-up, operating and closing makes it ideal for poll workers and election administrators" said Myla A. Eldridge, Clerk of the Marion Circuit Court and Secretary of the Marion County Election Board.
To learn more about the full ES&S suite of voting solutions, please visit www.essvote.com/products.
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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