OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Decisions have been made by Bay County and Emmet County to extend a productive Michigan partnership with Election Systems & Software (ES&S). Having evaluated the offerings from all certified vendors in the state, the counties came to a simple conclusion -- the visionary voting suite from ES&S was the best fit for their jurisdictions. The ExpressVote® Universal Voting System and DS200® scanner and tabulator offer superior flexibility; giving voter options on Election Day. Both County Clerks also cited a superior level of service from the ES&S Michigan team as an influence in their final decision.
"After a rigorous review of the Michigan certified vendors in September of 2016, Bay County made the decision to select ES&S early on and are pleased and excited to be moving forward," said Cynthia A. Luczak, Bay County Clerk. Over thirty years of election-related duties have allowed her to hone in on the needs of election officials and voters.
"Along with the technological aspects of the ExpressVote/DS200 combo, we are excited about the free test deck feature offered for our local clerks to use. Service from ES&S is second to none and in our minds, made them a clear-cut leader. This system is not only user-friendly on the administration side, but its efficiency, speed and attractiveness will satisfy the needs of the Michigan electorate creating a great voting experience. Of that I am confident," Luczak added.
Each DS200 unit will help streamline the Election Day process for in-person voters while the ExpressVote offers a highly recommended voting unit for Michigan's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) community. The universal voting system received the highest ratings during a mock election and demos around Michigan this past year and will grow with the counties, allowing any voter to use its user-friendly touchscreen interface to make their selections.
The in-state ES&S Michigan team will be there every step of the way for Bay and Emmet Counties, providing implementation, training and Election Day site support.
"ES&S always takes care of Emmet County and offering free auto test decks is another example of how they make sure we have what we need to implement great elections," added Emmet County Clerk Julie Wallin. "Our history with ES&S has proven they are a committed partner and we look forward to the next ten years with them."
To learn more about how ES&S is Made for Michigan, please visit www.essvote.com/Michigan.
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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