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Runbeck Election Services to Provide Ballot Printing Systems, Printing Services to New Customers in Four States

Tempe, Ariz. [July 22, 2010] – Runbeck Election Services, a leading provider of elections solutions, today announced it has signed contracts to provide a variety of elections services to 13 new counties across four states. The bulk of the new sales are for one or more Sentio Ballot Printing Systems, a flexible, secure and cost-effective solution that helps jurisdictions print the correct ballot, as needed, at voter locations with complete accuracy and a full audit trail.

Runbeck's customers are using the Sentio for vote-by-mail elections, precinct ballots, test ballots, provisional ballots and at early voting sites. Several large counties, including Florida's Miami-Dade and Broward counties, have been using the Sentio system to reduce the need to preprint, sort and store large quantities of ballots that often go unused.

"Sentio offers cost and environmental savings that are becoming more and more enticing to elections officials as they look for ways to find efficiencies in their processes," said Kevin Runbeck, chief executive officer of Runbeck Election Services. "The Sentio system is remarkably durable and portable and can be used to produce ballots at early vote locations or from centralized production facilities for delivery by mail."

Runbeck's new customers include:

  • Yavapai County (Arizona) – Sentio system pilot
  • Alpine County (California) – Precinct ballot printing
  • Contra Costa County (California) – Sentio systems pilot
  • El Dorado County (California) – Sentio system pilot
  • Trinity County (California) – Precinct ballot printing
  • Sacramento County (California) Sentio systems
  • Leon County (Florida) – Sentio systems
  • Osceola County (Florida) – Sentio systems
  • Adams, El Paso, Jefferson and Weld counties (Colorado) – Sentio systems
  • Montrose County (Colorado) Precinct ballot printing

The Sentio Ballot Printing System supports the unique needs of diverse jurisdictions, printing ballots by party or style, in the correct language; it is a self-contained, on-demand solution that leverages Runbeck innovations and minimizes the use of limited natural resources. These include: duplex production; simplex production; a patent-pending feeder device and catch tray; a patent-pending print verification system; and patent-pending software. Sentio printed ballots are printed to the stringent specifications required and are able to run on every major ballot tabulation system including ES&S, Dominion (formerly Premier), Sequoia and Hart.

About Runbeck Election Services
Runbeck Election Services is one of the country's leading election partners and a one-stop shop providing customers with total election solutions including ballot production, election printing, postal voting solutions and everything in between. With more than 36 years of election services experience, the company prides itself on meeting customer needs by delivering results that are efficient, accurate and transparent. For more information visit