Dominion Voting Systems

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Dominion Voting Systems Corporation
IndustryElectronic voting hardware
PredecessorSequoia Voting Systems Edit this on Wikidata
Founded2002; 18 years ago (2002)
  • James Hoover
  • John Poulos

Dominion Voting Systems Corporation is a company that sells electronic voting hardware and software, including voting machines and tabulators, in the U.S. and Canada.[1] The company's international headquarters are in Toronto, Canada, and its U.S. headquarters are in Denver, Colorado. As of September 2019, Dominion voting machines are used in 2,000 jurisdictions in 33 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. The company also has over 100 municipal customers in Canada and clients in other countries. The company carries out in-house software development for its customers in the U.S., Canada and Serbia.[2]


A Dominion ImageCast precinct-count optical-scan voting machine, mounted on a collapsible ballot box made by ElectionSource.

Dominion was founded in 2002 in Toronto, Canada, by John Poulos and James Hoover. [3]


In May 2010, Dominion acquired Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold Election Systems) from Election Systems & Software (ES&S). ES&S had just acquired PES from Diebold and was required to sell off PES by the United States Department of Justice for anti-trust concerns.[4]

In June 2010, Dominion acquired Sequoia Voting Systems.[5]

United States[edit]

In 2019, the state of Georgia selected Dominion Voting Systems to provide its new statewide voting system for 2020 and beyond.[6]


Dominion Voting Systems is Canada’s largest election system provider, with deployments nationwide. Currently, Dominion provides optical scan paper ballot tabulation systems for provincial elections, including Ontario and New Brunswick. Dominion also provides ballot tabulation and voting systems for Canada's major party leadership elections, including the Liberal Party of Canada, the Conservative Party of Canada, and the PC Party of Ontario.[7][8][9]  

Ontario was the first Canadian province to use Dominion's tabulator machines in the 2006 elections.[10] New Brunswick used Dominion's 763 tabulator machines in the 2014 provincial elections.[11] There were some problems with the reporting of tabulator counts after the election, and at 10:45 p.m Elections New Brunswick officially suspended the results reporting count with 17 ridings still undeclared.[12] The Progressive Conservatives and the People's Alliance of New Brunswick called for a hand count of all ballots. Recounts were held in 7 of 49 ridings and the results were upheld with variations of no more than 1 vote per candidate per riding.[13] This delay in results reporting was caused by an off-the-shelf software application unrelated to Dominion.[14]

In June 2018, Elections Ontario used Dominion's tabulator machines for the provincial election and deployed them at 50 percent of polling stations.[15][16]


Poulos, President and CEO of Dominion, has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from INSEAD, in Fontainebleau, France.[17] Hoover (Vice President) has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.[18]

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  1. ^ "Company Overview of Dominion Voting Systems Corporation". Bloomberg. June 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Thibodeau, Patrick (2016-10-05). "One election-system vendor uses developers in Serbia". Computerworld. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  3. ^ "Selling trust in democracy". Toronto Star ( 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  4. ^ "Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. Acquires Premier Election Solutions Assets From ES&S". Business Wire.
  5. ^ "Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. Acquires Premier Election Solutions Assets From ES&S". Benzinga. 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  6. ^ Williams, Dave (2019-07-29). "Georgia chooses Denver company to install new statewide voting system". Atlanta Business Chronicle.
  7. ^ Hannay, Chris (2013-04-13). "Liberals await results from new leadership voting system". The Globe and Mail.
  8. ^ Nanji, Sabrina (2018-02-24). "He's a Green backer voting in the Ontario PC race. Should we care?". Toronto Star.
  9. ^ Grenier, Éric (2017-06-01). "How 66 voters could have cost Maxime Bernier the Conservative leadership". CBC News.
  10. ^ "Elections Ontario, Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock By-election Report" (PDF). 2009-06-01.
  11. ^ Cave, Rachel (18 April 2016). "New Brunswick LIVENBMore Streams Radio One Listen". CBC News.
  12. ^ "Liberals win majority in N.B. election amid vote-counting problems". CTV News Atlantic. September 23, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  13. ^ " - watch, listen, and discover with Canada's Public Broadcaster". CBC. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Elections NB to blame for delayed results, tabulator company says". CBC News. 2014-09-29.
  15. ^ Yun, Tom (June 7, 2018). "Ontario's experiment with vote-counting machines could change elections to come". Macleans.
  16. ^ Reevely, David (June 7, 2018). "Elections Ontario has 'utmost confidence' in new vote-counting machines but also has backup plan". Ottawa Citizen.
  17. ^ "John Poulos". Dominion Voting. Archived from the original on 2010-07-04. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  18. ^ "James Hoover". Dominion Voting. Archived from the original on 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2010-11-21.

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