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December 2020

Our team at Spectrum Printers genuinely appreciates your business and are so grateful for the trust you have placed in us. We hope to have the pleasure of doing business with you in the future.
As a Michigan based ballot printer and election forms supplier, we know the 2020 election year has been challenging in many ways for clerks and election officials. With our southern Michigan location, we are keeping your tax dollars in the state & also keeps shipping costs as low as possible. A number of clerks have picked up their ballots & supplies, saving them time and money.
Have a wonderful and safe Holiday season!

October 2020

Last call for AV envelopes!

The State will no longer pay for AV envelopes for 60% of registered voters after October 9th. We will continue to print and ship orders as you need them.

We Are Taking Orders for Custom Printed AV Envelopes for the November Election

September 2020

Spectrum Printers, a full service election supplier, is providing the AV Ballot-Outgoing and AV Ballot-Return envelopes, with the needed additional address information imprinted on the envelopes. We are very experienced in handling this service for local clerks, having done it for hundreds of jurisdictions for the past 12 years. These orders will all be produced and shipped from our Tecumseh, MI facility.

This information was recently covered in the recent News Update from the Bureau of Elections. This notice contained information about adding custom imprinting of your mailing address and USPS bar codes on Absent Voter envelopes. The State of Michigan - Bureau of Elections, will be providing AV Envelopes to each jurisdiction, equal to 60% of your total registered voters.

Our Pre-Press staff will handle all aspects required to get USPS approval on artwork layout. All we need from you would be your mailing address for ballots, be it a physical address or PO Box. Again, The Bureau of Elections will be paying for quantities equal to 60% of Registered Voters in your jurisdiction. You may order any additonal quantity and receive the price break for the higher quantity. For example, if the BOE will pay for 500 and you would like an additonal 500, you will pay the per unit price of 1,000 for your addtional 500 envelopes. A great way to save some dollars!

We welcome the opportunity to work with you to provide high quality AV envelopes with custom imprinting.I will also note that our stock envelopes are 1/2" longer than our competitors are offering. This allows more room for inserting the return envelope, secrecy sleeve and ballot.

You may place an order on our ordering site, just register and you can order and proof your envelopes. We welcome clerks and election officials to contact us with any questions, or to place an order.

August 2020

We Are Taking Orders for Custom Printed AV Envelopes for the August Election

May 2020

Spectrum Printers, a full service election supplier, is providing the AV Ballot-Outgoing and AV Ballot-Return envelopes, with the needed additional address information imprinted on the envelopes. We are very experienced in handling this service for local clerks, having done it for hundreds of jurisdictions, for the past 12 years. These orders will all be produced and shipped from our Tecumseh, MI facility.

This information was recently covered in the recent News Update from the Bureau of Elections. This notice contained information about adding custom imprinting of your mailing address and USPS bar codes on Absent Voter envelopes. The State of Michigan - Bureau of Elections, will be providing AV Envelopes to each jurisdiction, equal to 40% of your total registered voters.

Our Pre-Press staff will handle all aspects required to get USPS approval on artwork layout. All we need from you would be your mailing address for ballots, be it a physical address or PO Box. Again, The Bureau of Elections will be paying for quantities equal to 40% of Registered Voters in your jurisdiction. You may order any additonal quantity and receive the price break for the higher quantity. For example, if the BOE will pay for 500 and you would like an additonal 500, you will pay the per unit price of 1,000 for your addtional 500 envelopes. A great way to save some dollars!

We welcome the opportunity to work with you to provide high quality AV envelopes with custom imprinting.I will also note that our stock envelopes are 1/2" longer than our competitors are offering. This allows more room for inserting the return envelope, secrecy sleeve and ballot.

You may place an order on our ordering site, just register and you can order and proof your envelopes. We welcome clerks and election officials to contact us with any questions, or to place an order.

For more information, please contact:

Tim Allshouse, Election Services Manager
   Office: 517-263-8140 Cell: 517-403-0088,
   Email: tima@mail.spectrumprinters.com

Norma Townsend, Election Specialist
   Cell: 269-816-0149
   Email: normat@mail.spectrumprinters.com

Andy van Staveren, President
   O: 800-225-7947    C: 517-403-4022
   Email: andy@mail.spectrumprinters.com

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SPECTRUM PRINTERS TO PROVIDE ELECTION BALLOT AND SUPPLIES DIRECT

January 2020

Spectrum Printers of Tecumseh Michigan, in a mutual agreement with GBS, will be immediately working directly with our clerk clients. Spectrum, a 30-year old company has been providing high quality ballot printing and Smart Test Decks to over 35 counties for the past 12 years. In 2018, two million ballots were produced and delivered, on-time, to all 15 Upper Peninsula counties and 21 Lower Peninsula counties.

To facilitate this effort, Tim Allshouse has joined Spectrum Printers as Election Services Manager. Tim has 40 years of election experience in directly working with clerks across the state. During his career he has developed many relationships and built trust with his customers. Tim is looking forward to providing a high level of support to clerks across the state, including the U.P.

We are also very pleased to announce Norma Townsend has joined the staff of Spectrum. Norma will be our Election Specialist, working with Tim in all aspects of election support. She brings 25 years of experience in the elections industry. Norma has developed close relationships with clerks who know they can rely on her to provide on-going support and assistance to any issues that may arise with their election needs.

The printing capabilities at Spectrum will include ballot printing for all three voting systems currently used in Michigan. We produce ballots with an exceptional staff, utilizing the latest digital printing technology. One very popular ballot feature that we introduced 12 years ago, is two-color ballot printing: black ink with red ovals and Vote For, information. The two-ink color ballot is very popular with voters and is recommended by one voting machine manufacturer.

In addition to ballot printing, we will continue to produce the extremely popular VOTETEST-Smart Test Decks and charts. We have enhanced the Smart Test Decks to include Straight Party Voting for the November election. We can offer this service to ALL local jurisdictions, even if we are not your main ballot printer. Smart Test Decks are available for all three voting systems.

Spectrum appreciates the cooperation with GBS in this transition. Spectrum is committed to ensure our customers continue to be provided with quality ballot printing, VOTETEST-Smart Test Decks, AV envelopes, precinct kits, and the many other forms and supplies you need.