Runbeck Election Services Concludes 2020 Election Season with Record Numbers
Following the full completion of the 2020 election cycle, Runbeck Election Services (Runbeck), an elections technology and services company focused on delivering election printing, equipment and software solutions, announced it had successfully completed its most wide-reaching election cycle to date.
For the 2020 election season, Runbeck’s vote-by-mail services and other election products and technology reached more than 70 million voters in over 21 states and the District of Columbia—more than one-third of the estimated number of registered voters in the United States. Through all the primary, general and runoff elections, Runbeck printed more than 80 million ballots and mailed more than 40 million ballot packets.
“Having worked in elections for nearly five decades, the 2020 election cycle was one of the most challenging and unprecedented election cycles with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Jeff Ellington, CEO at Runbeck. “As we review our work over the entire cycle, we are thrilled that we were able to help more jurisdictions than ever before execute accurate and secure elections.”
In 2020, Runbeck installed 11 new BB700 S2 high-speed inserters adding to the five inserters that were already in operation. With this additional equipment, their ballot packet production capacity increased to 1.5 million ballot packets each day. Runbeck printed and mailed nearly 16 million ballot packets for the 2020 general election, more than four times the volume produced for the 2016 general election.
The increased capacity also allowed new partnerships with counties and states for the 2020 election cycle. Compared to just 22 unique ballot partners in 2018, Runbeck worked with 219 ballot partners for the 2020 election.
Even with the exponential growth, Runbeck reports that this election cycle was extremely streamlined, and that they were ultimately successful in delivering ballots and services as requested by their partners.
“Following any election, our ultimate measure of success is the highest possible level of accuracy for our partners,” said Ellington. “The fact that we were able to help so many jurisdictions deliver timely and accurate elections at such a large scale is a testament to our diligent team who are dedicated to defending democracy and protect every vote.”
Runbeck’s range of election services ranges from sophisticated technology to ballot printing and mailing. Runbeck also offers on-demand ballot printing, ballot sorting, ballot software, petition management and election management systems among other services.
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