Durham, Madison and Wilkes Counties Choose New, Certified ES&S Machines and Software

NEW BERN, NC. –April 25, 2019 –Election Systems & Software (ES&S) and PrintElect are honored to announce that the North Carolina counties of Durham, Madison and Wilkes are extending their partnership with ES&S as their election management vendor of choice.

The counties made their decision following a successful live election where they tested the most recently certified iteration of ES&S precinct and central tabulators – the DS200® and DS850® – and Electionware® software. ES&S’ partnership with Durham, Madison and Wilkes County will extend a history of quality service and support.

ES&S has utilized PrintElect as its maintenance and service partner for these counties’ existing tabulation systems, implemented in 2005. With PrintElect service offices in Raleigh and New Bern, N.C., the proximity to local, skilled and certified technicians has helped extend the useful life of the existing equipment to more than 12 years. The maintenance and field service capabilities, as well as a comprehensive existing relationship with Wake County personnel, give the PrintElect and ES&S partnership a proven formula for success and longevity in North Carolina elections.

“We have always valued our working relationship with Durham, Madison and Wilkes Counties,” said Owen Andrews, President & CEO of PrintElect. “To be truly successful in every election, there has to be trust, communication and history between the election department and their election vendors. We know how well our team interfaces with our North Carolina County elections departments, as well as the quality of ES&S’ cutting-edge tabulation technology. That is why we are looking forward to the next phase of long-term elections excellence with Durham, Madison and Wilkes County.”

“We are honored to partner with these counties as they continue to deliver successful elections to the people of North Carolina,” said Mac Beeson, ES&S regional vice president of Sales. “We take immense pride in the quality of our products and services and we look forward to continuing a successful long-term partnership.”

  • DS200®– This precinct scanner and tabulator includes physical security features to secure sensitive components and election files. The DS200 operating system controls, limits and detects unauthorized access to all critical data, and includes safeguards that help protect sensitive data and verify authenticity.
  • DS850®– This high‐speed scanner and vote tabulator is the fastest central scanner in the election industry, capable of processing 300 double-sided 14-inch ballots per minute. Equipped with ES&S’ patented IMR™ and PTRAC® technology, the DS850 continuously scans and intelligently sorts ballots, ensuring ballots are read accurately and consistently.

ABOUT PrintElect: Founded in 1902, PrintElect is a full-service elections provider offering ballot coding and printing, election products, elections equipment and service, as well as the Mobile Voting Precinct (MVP). PrintElect represents Elections Service and Software in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  Learn more about PrintElect at www.Printelect.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/printelect

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.

For more information, contact:

Chris Andrews   •   Printelect

Katina Granger  •   PR Manager, ES&S

919-208-3926

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