Election System and Software Provides Assistance to Victims of Superstorm Sandy

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Shipment of Generators Powered New York City Poll Sites

ES&S Associates Accepting the Shipment of Generators

Resourcefulness and support of ES&S was greatly appreciated by the State.

Douglas Kellner - New York State Board of Elections

Election Systems and Software (ES&S) serves a number of customers across the eastern coast that were recently impacted by Hurricane Sandy when this “Storm of the Century” struck only one short week before the nation’s largest election. Election administrators were faced with the daunting tasks of opening damaged polling sites, arranging for delivery of equipment in flooded areas, contacting voters and poll workers who were without means of communication and finding suitable power sources to operate voting equipment on Election Day.

ES&S reached out to all of its affected customers before, during and after the storm to offer assistance and resources. On the Friday afternoon prior to the election the company learned that power would not be restored to many areas of New York and generators were unavailable. In a matter of hours ES&S associates sprung into action and quickly procured over 100 generators and gas cans for delivery to the affected areas. ES&S associates volunteered their personal time to load a semi truck and drive straight through from Omaha Nebraska to New York to deliver the much needed power source for Election Day.

Douglas Kellner from the New York State Board of Elections stated that the “resourcefulness and support of ES&S to willingly go above and beyond the normal course of business to ensure a successful election day was greatly appreciated by the State during this time of crisis.”

According to Aldo Tesi, CEO of ES&S, “Our storm affected customers were faced with incredible challenges in both their personal and professional lives. We were pleased to be able to take this small action to support them.”

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