A Uniform Voting Platform, Dominion, Comes to Colorado

By  USDR

On December 22, 2015, Colorado Secretary of State c announced that Dominion Voting Systems has been chosen as the sole provider of Colorado’s Uniform Voting System following a multi-year, competitive and transparent selection process. The adoption of a Uniform Voting System is part of the State of Colorado’s modernization efforts to improve the elections process and voter  experience.

The Colorado Pilot Election Review Committee, or PERC, evaluated four different voting systems piloted in eight Colorado counties for the 2015 Coordinated Election. The City and County of Denver and Mesa County successfully piloted Dominion’s Democracy Suite voting system with the platform’s latest innovations, including Dominion’s newest in person voting terminal, the ImageCast X, a truly universal voting device. Democracy Suite leverages commercially available off-the-shelf hardware to deliver a better experience to voters, as well as sustainability and greater efficiency for election  officials.

Committee members had an important and challenging decision before them, and following this uniquely competitive and comprehensive evaluation process, all committee members recommended Dominion with overwhelming and unanimous  support.

“The common-sense approach requires that Colorado’s next voting system be easy to use for voters, cost effective for counties and be both trusted and verifiable,” the Secretary said. “Dominion was the only provider that received consistently high marks for customer service and support of the Colorado counties that currently utilize its legacy systems… I am confident that this decision will serve Colorado  well.”

“The State of Colorado is to be commended for their commitment to enhancing the voter experience through innovation, and for running a truly transparent process with a full set of election stakeholders. Dominion is honored to have been selected as Colorado’s partner of choice, and is proud of its innovations that have been in large part defined in partnership with our current customers. The State of Colorado and the Secretary of State’s office will undoubtedly continue to lead the way for other States looking to enhance and modernize their voting processes,” said John Poulos, President and CEO of Dominion  Voting.

”We would like to thank the Pilot Election Review Committee, our pilot counties, and all the Clerks of Colorado for spending their valuable time and sharing their ideas and feedback with us over the years. We are enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with each Colorado County Clerk and their staff. We are determined and committed to meet your every challenge, and will continue to work with the State of Colorado to keep us both on the cutting edge of  innovation.”

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