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Federal Certification Testing Underway on Two New Election Systems and Software Tabulation Products

OMAHA, Neb., July 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Election Systems & Software (ES&S) is pleased to announce that federal certification testing is underway for an all-new end to end voting system that includes not one, but two new tabulation solutions for today's voters.

ES&S' powerful research and development teams tapped into information collected through feedback and design sessions with our Nation's election officials, as well as Jurisdictions' real world experience, to create two all-new tabulation products soon be a part of the company's fully integrated suite of election management products.

ES&S has combined their extensive industry knowledge and years of customer feedback to create the ExpressTouch™ Electronic Universal Voting System. Designed as a replacement for the nation's aging fleet of direct record electronic devices, the ExpressTouch compact tablet provides a secure and intuitive voting experience all within a 15-inch HD touch screen. The ExpressTouch portable booth functions as a stationary platform for voters and collapses into a self-contained transport and storage case for the tablet.

The other new addition to the versatile ES&S Universal Voting System family is the ExpressVote XL™— a full-face Universal Voting System, which includes an independent voter-verifiable paper record. The ExpressVote XL offers a voting experience reminiscent of the unforgettable gear-and-lever voting machine complete with privacy curtain, via a secure, modern, paper-based voting terminal that serves every voter, and includes all ballot choices for the jurisdiction on an easy to use 32-inch HD touch screen. The unit provides a vote summary screen that allows voters the opportunity to confirm or revise selections before printing their vote summary card.

Both the ExpressTouch and ExpressVote XL offer robust display options. This is accomplished through ES&S' Election Management System, Electionware®, which provides end-to-end election management activities through a powerful and intuitive user interface. Its efficient and flexible design enables jurisdictions of all sizes to manage their elections effectively.

Security is a cornerstone of the ES&S development process. The operating software for both the ExpressTouch and ExpressVote XL was designed with security access controls to limit and detect access to critical system components and to guard against loss of system integrity, availability, confidentiality, and accountability. Each units' hardware was designed to protect against tampering during system maintenance, or interventions in system operations, and in response to system failure. Also, system access during equipment preparation, testing and operation is limited by access codes, physical locks and seals. Security safeguards cannot be bypassed or deactivated during system installation or operation.

The ES&S ExpressVote product line has received high praise for the inclusiveness it brings to the voting experience. The ExpressTouch and ExpressVote XL continue that tradition by allowing every voter, including those with physical, perceptual and cognitive abilities, to cast a ballot privately, autonomously and intuitively. Voters can navigate ballot selections using the touch screen, detachable audio-tactile Universal Voting Console keypad or ADA support peripheral such as a Sip-and-Puff device or two-position switch. Both units guide voters through the vote selection process with screen prompts, symbols and audio. Screen controls meet all applicable guidelines for size and readability.

In addition to the two new tabulation solutions, ES&S customers will also benefit from the release of an innovative new reporting module for results consolidation and easier election night reporting – as well as full adjudication of ballots and complete write-in management. This new module is capable of loading election results from all Universal Voting System tabulators.

"At ES&S our culture demands we put customer and voter needs first. Election officials need secure, innovative solutions, and they need them now," said President & CEO Tom Burt. "Our emphasis has been on building products that will not only advance the market in a significant way technologically, but that deliver on the highest security standards. Introducing two new products and cutting-edge software to the market at the same time is unprecedented in the election industry, and is evidence of our dedication to maintaining voter confidence and enhancing the voting experience."

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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