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We’ve been enabling democratic elections with our professional support services and supplies since 1990.


Consider GBS as your election vendor because of...
  • Our Flexible Approach: We can configure an election event customized to meet your specific requests and budget requirements

  • Our Inventory: We are well supplied in voting equipment and election supply inventory at all of our facilities

  • Our Offices: We are staffed by full-time personnel in over 20,000 sq feet of dedicated office and warehouse space that are prepared to respond to your requests

  • Our Coverage: We have a dedicated team of full-time account managers that live in strategic locations throughout the Midwest

  • Our Partnerships: We are an authorized dealer of products and services for Hart InterCivic

  • Our Support: We have the capacity and aptitude to work with your election jurisdiction performing a multitude of tasks: voting system support, training, printing, programming, and more, all tailored to fit your needs

  • Our People: Our professional staff possesses an aggregate of over 250 years of practical, hands-on election experience


  • Our Technical Knowledge: Our team is comprised of hardware and software specialists trained in all areas of voting system support


  • Our Dedication: We operate as a full-time company 12 months out of the year and do not approach this business as a seasonal enterprise


Drew Kendall
President & CEO

At GBS, we understand the vital role that fair and reliable elections play in the foundation of any democratic society. Our state-of-the-art voting technology and customized support services are designed to empower voters, streamline election administration, and safeguard the integrity of the democratic process.

People are at the heart of that democratic process - and at the heart of our business.

We take immense pride in treating each and every one of our customers like part of our extended GBS family, making sure your needs, concerns, and goals are at the forefront of everything we do. We’re here to support you along every step of your election journey.

With a commitment to innovation and excellence, we are continually evolving our systems to meet the changing needs of our customers and the ever-shifting landscape of election security. Thank you for considering us as your trusted partner in empowering democracy. Together, we will build a future where every voice is heard, and every vote counts.


Since 1990, GBS has been the premier election supply company in the Midwest providing professional election services and supplies to over 100 election jurisdictions.

GBS is the result of a union of the former Frank Thornber Co. and Fidlar-Doubleday election supply companies. Our expertise covers a multitude of election systems and voting equipment that are currently being used in counties and municipalities in Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. Our staff consists of seasoned election veterans with an aggregate of over 250 years of election experience.


Larry Mandel

Dana Clark
Illinois Account Manager

Tim Walsh
Account Executive
& New Product Development

Drew Kendall
President & CEO

Doug Simpkins
Director of Sales

Donna Brinkman
Customer Service

Patrick Whalen
Senior Account Executive

Charles Mitchell
Senior Account Manager

Jose Mendez
Director of Software

Ken Harper
Director of Election

Samuel Echevarria
Junior Software Engineer

Doug Young
Support Specialist

Martin Rodriguez
Shipping & Receiving

Josh Gross
Account Executive

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