Hernando County will update their voting system in time for the 2016 Election Cycle. Supervisor of Elections Shirley Anderson announced that she will begin contract negotiations with Dominion Voting Systems, one of the two companies who submitted a bid. “We are very excited to continue our working relationship with Dominion Voting Systems. They have provided a reliable tabulation system and excellent customer service to Hernando County since 1998,”stated Supervisor Anderson. As in previous elections, voters will fill in the ovals on a paper ballot. One of the many new features is that we will only have one universal vote tabulator. The new system will allow disabled voters to cast a paper ballot using the same equipment as all other voters.
John Poulos, CEO of Dominion Voting Systems, said “Dominion is very pleased to have been selected to provide a new voting system for Hernando County. Having been the County’s voting system vendor of choice since 1998, we’re especially honored to have the opportunity to continue to work with a truly valued customer,” adding that “We look forward to serving the needs of Hernando County’s voters, candidates, election officials and observers with our trusted, proven and robust Democracy Suite voting system for many years to come.”
Dick and Gene Webb, Precinct Clerks at Precinct 19 attended the public presentation. “We feel this is a good choice. It will be much easier for voters with disabilities to use and much easier for our Poll Workers to train on, setup and operate,” stated Mr. and Mrs. Webb.