On Track Innovations has signed a contract with the Electoral Commission of an un-named African Country to implement the upgrade of the its permanent voter registry, including new biometric-based voter cards. The value of the initial contract is over US$2 million, with more than US$1 million expected to be realized in 2008.
The project’s objectives are to verify the voter identity, detect and avoid double registration attempts, and issue a new Voter ID card bearing advanced security features, which will be used in the next elections. The system will ensure "one person - one vote", the company claims.
As part of the contract, OTI will supply an end-to-end solution, based on its proprietary Voter ID Registry Magna platform. This software deals with electorate management, a candidate management system, objections & appeals handling and provides secure biometric voter ID cards to all of the country’s eligible citizens.
OTI will also provide mobile enrollment stations, and will incorporate a biometric Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
OTI’s solution supports both online and offline communication, thereby allowing every citizen, from cities to rural areas to vote, regardless of the area’s communication infrastructure.