Register the population and issue voter card for the presidential election.

The challenge: register the population and issue voter cards

Register an estimated population of 51 million inhabitants of the vast territory of Tanzania (945,000 km²) and issue voter cards for the presidential election on October 2015.

The solution: a decentralized biometric registration system, coupled with the instant issuance of the card

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) decided to set up a decentralized biometric registration system, coupled with the instant issuance of a voter card in a plastic card format.

Voter registration was carried out from a deployment case called BVR (Biometric Voter Registration), including a Zenius printer, enabling:

  • the eligibility of citizens in minutes,
  • to record his or her personal data (photo, fingerprints, signature),
  • and immediately deliver a secure voter card.

The companies Laxton, Bytes and Lithotech have worked closely together to integrate, deliver and deploy this solution at several thousands mobile registration points.

The result: More than 8,400 systems have been built to issue 24 million cards.

This innovative system has enabled the organizing authorities of the election to ensure the creation of a reliable voter base in a record time.
Another advantage greatly appreciated by the voters: the immediate availability of their card, avoiding them to return again to collect it.

Evolis has ensured that a very short time frame could be met. During the roll-out, Evolis was always ready to provide assistance when needed. They proactively investigated where it was required.
Nick Perkins, divisional director at Bytes Systems Integration.