The results are in

Elections play a major role in the political process and maintaining their quality requires tremendous effort. This article discusses how a global technology solutions provider, who provides electronic counting (e-counting), broadened its scope to provide an end-to-end solution for an elections management project for Oslo, Norway. It describes the project's scope, which included pre-election processes, advance voting, printing and distribution of all ballot papers; operator training; and calculation, scrutiny, storage, and transmission of results. It examines some of the challenges encountered in the project, particularly the rapidly emerging trend of advance voting--votes cast before election day--and the high number of stakeholders who were especially vigilant of the project's progress and success. It overviews the Norwegian electoral system and highlights the company's experience with the country's process. It then explains how the project team set up 23 polling stations in Oslo to receive advance votes an
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