In September 2009, Election Systems and Software, Inc. announced the acquisition of Premier Election Solutions, Inc.
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed suit to require ES&S to divest Premier assets because it would otherwise have a 70 percent market share of voting systems used in the
Apparently, ES&S and the US-DOJ have reached a consent decree. It appears imminent that ES&S will divest all Premier assets to a completely separate company. While the terms of the proposed Final Judgment includes language to promote a smooth transition, it is possible that some disruption in service may occur.G.A.B. staff will continue to monitor the situation and keep clerks informed.
A memorandum providing more detail is attached.