Evolis, the worldwide leader in personalization systems for plastic cards, had been selected in 2015 by the Government of Tanzania for the personalization and delivery of national voter cards across the country. During the international identification and payment show, Trustech, which took place from 29 November to 1 December 2016 in Cannes (France), the Evolis partners in this project come back to the challenges and benefits of this extraordinary population census.
Tanzania held presidential and legislative elections on 25 October 2015. In order to ensure greater transparency for this major political event, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) was tasked with registering the Tanzanian population of voting age estimated at 23 million people, out of a total population of 48 million. For this contract, the largest ever signed by a manufacturer of card printers, more than 8,400 Zenius plastic card printers were delivered to Tanzania in less than six months.
A decentralized and mobile census carried out by a biometric enrollment case
The census, organized in a decentralized and mobile way, was carried out via a case called BVR (Biometric Voter Registration). The project owes its success to the partnership developed by Evolis with the international group Laxton and the South African system integrator Bytes who were the architects of this kit. The personalization solution Zenius was chosen to be integrated into the BVR case. Compact, with photo printing quality, the Zenius printer issues a color card in 30 seconds, up to 150 cards per hour. The integrated camera makes it possible to take a photo ID and the fingerprint scanner enables to record biometric data in real time.
Arnd Langguth, Global Head of Sales at Laxton explains: "The biggest challenge was the time. With Evolis as a partner, we have been able to deliver more than 8000 reliable systems in a very short time. "