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Company Overview

American owned and operated.

Our vision at Election Systems & Software (ES&S) is simple and unwavering — we provide products and services of exceptional quality and value to maintain voter confidence and enhance the voting experience. We accomplish this through continuous investments in research and development, resulting in regular product updates and security enhancements for each voting system we design, build, sell and support.

The ES&S mission is to provide valuable, trusted and proven election systems and services to our nation’s election administrators. Our teams of passionate, knowledgeable and talented election professionals across North America accomplish our mission by delivering the highest standards of accuracy, security and reliability.

No other voting system supplier can compare to the financial stability and customer base of ES&S.

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Our mission.

Election Systems & Software is dedicated to providing valuable, trusted and proven election equipment and services to our nation’s election administrators.

We continually evolve to meet the needs of our customers and technology’s ever-changing environment. We provide better elections every day to promote democracy in the jurisdictions we serve. We fulfill this mission by delivering the highest standards of accuracy, security and reliability in our election products and services.

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Our vision.

We will provide products and services of exceptional quality and value to maintain voter confidence and enhance the voting experience.

Pride, purpose, passion.

We take great pride in playing a role to ensure democracy for our citizens. We love what we do.

We demonstrate drive and determination as we strive for greatness. We are always working hard to make our already great voting systems better.

No other company can match the enthusiasm we bring to elections. Your success is our success; your struggle is our struggle. We are passionate about helping our customers run successful elections.

Seven core values guide ES&S.

We live these values with the ultimate measure of success being the value we deliver to our customers, employees and the election industry we serve.

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    Strive for Excellence

    Strive to exceed expectations. Bring the best version of yourself to work everyday. Challenge the status quo. Encourage the best in others.

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    Dream Big

    Innovate. Encourage broader thinking from the team. Go past the walls of possibility and dig into the unimaginable. Push past your comfort zone.

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    Talk Straight

    Discuss the things that matter. Have the courage to say what needs to be said. Talk honestly and directly with integrity.

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    Earn Trust and Respect

    Commit every day to improving communication. Be a good listener. Do what you say you are going to do.

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    Embrace Differences

    Foster an environment around acceptance. Create a collaborative and inclusive environment. Actively seek new ideas and perspectives. Listen, learn and act.

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    Make a Difference

    Have a positive impact. Leave it better than you found it. Make your imprint.

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    Have Fun

    Fulfill a role that plays to your strengths. Express joy in your interactions with others. Celebrate successes.

Lead with passion.

The ES&S Executive Management Leadership Philosophy is based on establishing trust to achieve key business results. We strive to create an innovative and inspiring organization to work for and do business with in support of the short and long-term success of our organization. This includes a consistent focus on doing what is right for every ES&S stakeholder and operating our organization through the lens of Living Above the Line and a commitment to thought leadership. Culture is a top priority at ES&S; leaders at every level ensure that our core values are lived out daily.

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Proud founding member of ACET.

The American Council for Election Technology (ACET) is a national, nonpartisan trade association established to advance policies and programs that support using election technology to ensure secure, accurate, accessible, and transparent elections. ACET members are the leading U.S. providers of election polling systems and services.

Learn more about ACET’s goals

ES&S is 100% American owned by McCarthy Group and individual members of ES&S management. McCarthy Group originally partnered with the founders of ES&S in 1987 and for more than thirty years has supported ES&S as it has grown into the industry leader with solutions for each step of an election. ES&S’ stable partnership with McCarthy Group has enabled continuous investment in research and development, resulting in new and improved voting technology built with the highest standards of security that help election officials run secure and successful elections.