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Wisconsin County Successfully Debuts ExpressVote and DS200

February 27, 2015

ExpressVote Universal Voting System Debuts with Excellence in Kenosha County, Wisconsin

OMAHA, Neb. — Election Systems & Software (ES&S), the world’s largest elections-only company, is pleased to announce that Kenosha County, Wisconsin launched a successful first use of its newly acquired voting technology, the proven DS200® in-precinct paper ballot scanner and the company’s innovative ExpressVote® Universal Voting System for a special election held on February 17, 2015.    This system is powered by Electionware®, the election industry’s newest and most robust election management software.

It was important to Kenosha that their voting systems provide initial results in a timely and accurate manner.  The ES&S wireless modem functionality included in the DS200® performed above and beyond the county’s expectations.  “We are so pleased with our first use of the ExpressVote and DS200,” commented Mary Schuch-Krebs, Kenosha County Clerk.

“The modeming of the voting results from the DS200 is so easy.  Our polls closed at 8:00pm and we had our results by 8:20pm,” noted Schuch-Krebs.  “The implementation, service and support from ES&S are first class.”

“We are thrilled with the first use of our Universal Voting Solution, the ExpressVote in Wisconsin.  Over 40% of voters elected to make their voter selections using the ExpressVote’s interactive touch screen,” said Matt Nelson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales.  “In addition to the use of our innovative technology, we are pleased that we were able to smoothly transition Kenosha County to a new voting platform.  We believe in improving election experiences for our customers and we use our breadth of knowledge and expertise to make sure that each new deployment of voting solutions is a success for our jurisdictions and the voters they serve,” added Nelson.

The ExpressVote system combines paper-based voting with touch screen technology to create a voting solution that can serve every eligible voter.  ExpressVote technology coupled with our leading edge DS200 provides for a world class voting solution.  ExpressVote was approved for use by the Election Assistance Commission on July 2, 2014 is already revolutionizing the voting market.