“Laxton emphasized the complexity of the project in its announcement, noting that its target is to register 8.5 million Mozambican voters across 10 provinces and 129 districts.”
Identity solutions firm Laxton is supplying biometric voter registration technology for upcoming municipal elections in Mozambique, the company has announced.
That isn’t all it’s providing, with the company asserting in a statement that it’s delivering an “end-to-end” election solution that includes not only biometric hardware and software, but also election officer training, supply chain management, registration and voting supplies, and so on. Laxton has not specified the biometric modalities to be employed, but in a voter registration contract undertaken for the Zimbabwe Election Commission last year – which became something of a fiasco due to irregularities in the ZEC’s contract tender process – Laxton collected fingerprint biometrics from voters.
Laxton emphasized the complexity of the project in its announcement, noting that its target is to register 8.5 million Mozambican voters across 10 provinces and 129 districts. But the work is already underway, and in commenting on the effort, Laxton CEO Lyle Laxton says, “We are proud of how the voter registration program has progressed in Mozambique,” adding, “It is the result of some very hard work by a competent team of dedicated professionals.”
The voter registration effort got underway on March 19th and the elections themselves are scheduled for October 10th of this year.
May 30, 2018 – by Alex Perala