Election Systems & Software, Inc.

Election Systems & Software, Inc.
Intelivote Systems Inc.

Intelivote Systems Inc.

September 04, 2007 08:00 ET

ES&S - Intelivote Systems Announce Strategic Partnership in Canada

Two elections-only companies bring multi-channel voting to Canada

OMAHA, NEBRASKA--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2007) - Today, two leaders in election management technology announced a strategic partnership that will usher in a new era of multi-channel voting to Canadian voters. Election Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S) will join with Intelivote Systems Inc. (ISI) of Canada in an agreement that designates ISI as an official distributor of ES&S products in the Canadian market.

The partnership will bring together the world's leading provider of total election management solutions, ES&S, with ISI, the premier Canadian electronic voting system company and provider of 'Anywhere Voting' solutions. Together, the two companies will offer Canadian election officials with fully-integrated voting solutions that include Internet, wireless, telephone, paper-based and touch screen voting systems. For voters, the partnership will bring enhanced convenience and choices in voting such as the option to utilize 'Anywhere Voting' technology including Internet or telephone options, or for voters who prefer to cast ballots in person, the option to utilize traditional paper ballots or touch screen voting systems at their polling places.

"The partnership between ES&S and Intelivote Systems represents a world-class depth and breadth of experience in supporting successful Canadian elections," said Ross Ensor, Vice President of International Sales for ES&S. "We are excited to work together with election officials to bring enhanced options and voting system technology to Canadian voters."

"By providing ES&S' voting products in conjunction with Intelivote's industry leading "Anywhere Voting" solution, we can now address a market demand that election officials have been frequently inquiring about, said Dean Smith, President and Founder of Intelivote. "Creating this strategic partnership with a world leader like ES&S allows us to offer Canadian voters a new level of choice and convenience in how they cast their ballots."

In May 2007, the two companies successfully partnered together in two election pilots conducted in the United Kingdom. One pilot provided voters with a fully-integrated voting solution which included options for traditional paper voting with high-speed automated tabulation, and Internet and phone channels. In the second pilot, which brought voters Internet voting, an overwhelming 97 percent of voters reported that they would use the system again.

ES&S is the world's largest and most experienced provider of total election management solutions. Based in the United States, ES&S' experience in Canadian elections spans more than two decades, with ES&S supporting elections in municipalities within the provinces of Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, and British Columbia. ES&S has more than 170,000 election systems installed worldwide.

Canadian-based ISI is a national leader in "Anywhere Voting." ISI's products compliment and seamlessly integrate traditional polling station voting with electronic voting solutions that include Internet, wireless, and telephone voting. Its systems are customized to meet the specific needs of the individual end users, including the voter, the independent auditor, the candidate, and the election officials.

About Election Systems & Software (ES&S)

Election Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S) is the world's largest and most experienced provider of total election management solutions. For more than 38 years, ES&S - as a company solely focused on elections and the leader in its industry - has grown to support a customer base of more than 2,500 jurisdictions throughout the world, and more than 170,000 election systems installed worldwide. In 2007, under the intElect brand, ES&S unveiled its next generation of voting solutions. ES&S' intElect products truly represent the election of the future and an opportunity to take the administration of elections to a whole new level.

About Intelivote Systems Inc. (ISI)

Intelivote Systems Inc. is a Nova Scotia-based electronic voting company that seamlessly integrates the traditional polling station with Internet, telephone and wireless voting. A national leader in elections technology, Intelivote has provided an 'Anywhere Voting' solution for municipalities and organizations across Canada and the UK. This comprehensive voting system also addresses the data collection and reporting requirements for corporate surveys, opinion polls and other activities that require mass participation. For more information, visit www.intelivote.com.

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