Dominion Voting Systems

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Dominion Voting Systems Corporation
Industry Electronic voting hardware
Founded 2002; 15 years ago (2002)
  • James Hoover
  • John Poulos
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dominion Voting Systems Corporation is a Canadian company that sells electronic voting hardware including voting machines and tabulators.[1] As of August 2010, Dominion voting machines are used in 600 jurisdictions in 22 states of the United States, and 80,000 Dominion ImageCast Precinct Optical Scan Tabulators are in use in other countries.[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]


The province of New Brunswick was the first Canadian province to use Dominion's 763 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. [6]


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.[7] Hoover (Vice President) has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.[8]

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  1. ^ "Company Overview of Dominion Voting Systems Corporation". Bloomberg. June 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. Statement Concerning "PAC-‐MAN Hack" of a Sequoia AVC Edge Voting Terminal[permanent dead link]
  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. ^ Cave, Rachel (18 April 2016). "New Brunswick LIVENBMore Streams Radio One Listen". CBC News. 
  7. ^ "John Poulos". Dominion Voting. Archived from the original on 2010-07-04. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  8. ^ "James Hoover". Dominion Voting. Archived from the original on 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 

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