To: Carolyn who wrote ( 34) 11/20/2000 12:49:56 PM From: Jay Arkay Read Replies (2) | Respond to of 69 Global Election Systems (TSE symbol GSM) is really the only way to go for investors who want in on this industry. The other players are either very small (and mostly private) or privately held (ES&S) or a tiny part of a publicly traded conglomerate (Sequoia Pacific Systems, part of Jefferson-Smurfit). For those wanting to find out more about Global, you can download their latest annual report from their website at gesn.com (go to the "news" section) and/or hear the webcast of their latest annual general meeting (also accessible through their website). For more due diligence, also check on the Global forum at Stockhouse (http://www.stockhouse.ca/bullboards/forum.asp?symbol=GSM&table=list&t=1) which has been running some three years. You will see both promoters and bashers there (some of the latter obviously including ES&S insiders), but it is clear that this period has been a rough one for investors in the company. Things recently appear to have taken a significant turn for the better, not only the fallout of the US election chaos but also a new top management and board of directors at Global who are clearly focused, have a coherent vision, and full of energy. The company also has recently put into place important joint ventures with Soza in Washington, DC, and with Indra in Europe. Global officials are now exploring a possible US exchange listing, and I would expect a surge in the share price once that is achieved; but most US brokers can easily arrange for the purchase of shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange, where Global now trades. (Note that Global now reports in US dollars, has its major operations in Texas with some sales and research remaining in Vancouver.) But do your own due diligence.