New voting system equipment for the state of Arkansas has been selected, but Mississippi County will likely not implement the new paper ballot system until November 2016. Secretary of State Mark Martin has chosen Election Systems & Software (ES&S) as the vendor for any state-purchased integrated voting system equipment going forward. This announcement comes after months of evaluation and analysis and input from state and county officials.
“Sixty percent of votes cast nationwide in the last general election were cast using equipment from ES&S. They are uniquely positioned to fulfill any requirement that we have and do so in a timely manner,” said Secretary Martin.