Idox Elections, in partnership with the Electoral Commission of Malta and Scytl, is delighted to confirm the successful delivery of the Maltese European Parliament election, making history by using an Electronic Vote Counting Solution to count the country’s ballots for the first time.
Intended to accelerate Malta’s ballot counting process, Idox’s e-counting software successfully reduced the counting time from days to hours, delivering the poll results in record time. This coincided with the largest electoral register for an MEP election in Malta’s history, with over 370,000 people eligible to vote, and over 270,000 exercising this right on polling day.
Chief Electoral Commissioner of the Electoral Commission of Malta, Joseph Church noted:
“The Electoral Commission is very satisfied with the well-organised and timely delivery of software, services and hardware for the simultaneous election of councillors across Malta’s 68 Localities for the Local Council Elections and the election of 6 MEPs across 13 Electoral Divisions for the European Parliament Election… The speed and accuracy of the e-counting solution was essentially evident throughout all four counting days, generating very positive feedback from a number of stakeholders including the major political parties.
“The Electoral Commission Malta looks forward to continued working and collaboration with Idox in the coming months, ahead of the forthcoming General Elections.”
Following the e-counting software’s success, Joanne Campbell, Head of Elections Services at Idox Elections commented:
“I am extremely proud of the efforts of the Idox team in Malta and their dedication to the successful delivery of this project. In partnership with the Electoral Commission and Scytl, we have worked incredibly hard to ensure the people of Malta have an electronic voting system that they can be proud of, and have complete trust in.
“We are delighted to have been part of this historic moment and look forward to continuing to deliver the same electoral success in the years to come.”
The Maltese elections have brought a successful end to what has been a busy month for Idox Elections. This year’s nationwide election season has seen the team support over 100 UK local authorities with their local and European Parliament elections – from the provision of Print and PVMS, to polling staff training.