Idox Elections has once again successfully provided electoral solutions and services across Norway, following on from two national and local election deliveries in 2013 and 2015.
This year saw support provided to 29 Municipalities for the Norwegian 2017 Parliamentary Election – more than doubling our delivery in comparison with the 2013 Parliamentary Elections and the 2015 Local Elections.
All Municipalities supported in 2015 re-selected Idox as their supplier of choice, with half of them having utilised Idox’s services on all three election occasions.
The services provided varied for each Municipality, and included:
- Installation and testing of Valgdirektoratet’s (the Norwegian Election Directorate) EVA election scanning software at the Municipalities
- Provision of scanners and the hire and leasing of other hardware – including servers, monitors and network equipment – to support the scanning and election process
- On-site technical support and telephone technical support during the testing, mock elections and election period
In testament to the work completed by the team, Zlatko Dzaferovic, Elections Manager at Trondheim Municipality/Sør-Trøndelag County Authority commented:
“We are very satisfied with the cooperation we have had on this project. The communication between Idox and ourselves has worked very well and Idox has, in all respects, fulfilled the agreement and met our requirements for adjustments along the way. The installation of software and the scanning service were excellently organised, with the ballot counting delivered seamlessly and without delay.”
The contracts for the Municipalities supported were all secured via the Valgdirektoratet’s procurement framework. Each locality has the option to extend this framework through to the next local elections in 2019, which Idox will be on hand to support.
Idox Elections remains committed to supporting local authorities across the UK and Europe in delivering their local and national elections, demonstrated by the recent acquisition of Halarose, intended to extend both capability and reach in the sector.