Dominion Voting Systems

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Dominion Voting Systems is a privately owned Denver-based company that sells electronic voting machines.


Dominion was founded in 2002 in Toronto, Canada, by John Poulos and James Hoover. [1]

In August 2010, Dominion reported that it has contracts to provide electronic voting systems to 600 jurisdictions in some 22 states of the United States, and has deployed 80,000 Dominion ImageCast Precinct Optical Scan Tabulators around the world.[2]


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.

In June 2010, Dominion acquired Sequoia Voting Systems. The two acquisitions expanded Dominion significantly. With the acquisitions the company moved its headquarters to Denver.[3]


The province of New Brunswick was the first Canadian province to use Dominion's tabulator machines. This was used as a trial run for potentially using these machines for more election in the country including in the federal elections.[citation needed]


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.[4] Hoover (Vice President) has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.[5]

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  1. ^ "Selling trust in democracy". Toronto Star ( 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  2. ^ Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. Statement Concerning "PAC-‐MAN Hack" of a Sequoia AVC Edge Voting Terminal
  3. ^ "Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. Acquires Premier Election Solutions Assets From ES&S". Benzinga. 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  4. ^ "John Poulos". Dominion Voting. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  5. ^ "James Hoover". Dominion Voting. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 

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