Dominion Voting Confident in Fulfilling Electoral Cycle
SAN JUAN – Dominion Voting, the company that signed a $38.5 million contract with the State Elections Commission (CEE by its acronym in Spanish) to implement the electronic voting system for the primaries and general elections in 2016, 2020 and 2024, is confident it will be able to come through so these events can be carried out without any major setbacks.
However, the president and CEO of Dominion, John Polous, said that for the upcoming general primaries work is taking place in a critical atmosphere because there are materials that need to be supplied and time is running short. He mentioned, for example, that there are just nine days for the printers to produce 10 million high-quality voting ballots.
“It is a very critical situation because you then have to bring those voting ballots by plane and then continue with all the security and custody processes of that material as provided by the security protocol,” said Polous.
He added that given the volume of ballots, printing requires a lot of time and good machines because the last ballot printed has to have the same quality as the first one.
“The, quality cannot vary because the machines we are using could reject them,” he said.
Polous lauded the security offered by the machines in the tally of votes because unlike other balloting, once deposited in the voting box these are not intervened with. He also gave assurances Friday of an orderly and secure election process through the use of the machines, saying these give certainty and transparency to the process.