The Guam Election Commission is getting new tabulators in preparation for the upcoming General Election. During a meeting on Thursday, commissioners voted to approve the GEC’s Invitation for Bid committee’s recommendation to award a bid for new machines to Election Systems & Software for new voting tabulators. The company was the lowest bidder out of the three that submitted bids, said Maria Pangelinan, election commission executive director. The other bidders were Hart InterCivic and Dominion Voting Systems. Election Systems & Software offered three central voting tabulators at a price of $134,250, Pangelinan said.
The four tabulators the election commission has now are old and outdated and caused some problems during the last election in 2012.
Election Systems & Software, based in Nebraska, has been a vendor with the election commission, Pangelinan said.
The commission has tasked Pangelinan to determine if the old tabulators can be traded to the company for credit.