Electoral Commission selects Idox as official eCount supplier to Malta
- Published: 04 December 2017
Following a competitive tender process, Idox Elections is delighted to confirm its selection as the official provider of an Electronic Vote Counting Solution to the Office of the Electoral Commission of Malta – a contract that will see it support elections across the country during the 2019-2024 period.
The rollout of Idox’s e-counting technology will help Malta accelerate its counting process – reducing the time it takes to count ballot papers and provide calculations from days to hours and minutes.
Idox’s services will also extend beyond e-count software to provide a complete infrastructure and services solution, comprising a closed network in Malta’s Naxxar Count Centre which includes hardware, security software, training and support. The team will also partner with Scytl – a specialist in developing secure elections management solutions – to ensure transparent and fully auditable results.
The technology will be in place to support Malta’s next round of European Parliament and Local Council elections in 2019, involving the simultaneous election of councillors across 68 Localities and the election of MEPs across 13 Electoral Divisions – both using the Single Transferable Voting (STV) method.
Following a ceremony in Malta to formally confirm the partnership, Andrew Riley, Chief Executive Officer of Idox group said: “With over 120 clients in the UK and across Europe using our electoral services, we are unrivalled in expertise, technology and resource, and are delighted to see Malta become the latest client to benefit from our solutions. We’re leading the way in the delivery of smart, end-to-end electoral software, and look forward to extending this to Malta where we will provide the accuracy and speed required for successful elections in 2019 and beyond.”
Idox’s extensively tested eCount software was identified as a key strength during the tender process, together with proven experience of managing STV counting on a national scale. This has been demonstrated in Scotland, following the delivery of eCount software to all 32 Scottish councils in the 2012 and 2017 local elections.