The Greater London Authority’s elections are the largest and most complex in the United Kingdom. A successfully-run election means demonstrating competence and confidence in the vote counting process.
"The DRS e-Counting system is a robust and reliable system and we deployed it to improve the speed, accuracy and efficiency of the STV election count process.”
“Shetland had one of the most successful elections on record, in terms of candidate participation, voter turnout, speed of completion of both counts and overall satisfaction with the process.”
Non-Statutory National Park Authority Elections
"This has been a very positive and efficient way to count election results.”
When the Government announced that the elections for the London Mayor and Assembly would be combined with the European elections on June 10th 2004, e-Counting was the only viable option because of the sheer size and complexity of the count.
“The use of a computer in the voting process and the vote counting had greatly helped in speeding up the election process.”
“The e-counting technology seamlessly integrated with the other channels and enabled results to be declared in record time. The election count was a complete success.”
“The e-counting equipment delivered a fast and accurate result in record time. If the election had been counted manually it would have taken up to eight hours. DRS delivered the results in around three. The system worked very well and in line with expectations.”
If a manual method of counting had been used, it would have taken 140 people up to 5 hours to count manually. With an average turnout of 32%, DRS counted the votes quickly and accurately in record time taking just 2.5 hours.
The automated vote counting of the London Assembly and Mayoral elections was one of the most complex logistical projects that DRS had ever managed. It was a huge success, delivering a clear and accurate result overnight – a complete demonstration of fast, accurate and time critical data capture.
On the strength of the success of the complex London Mayoral & Assembly elections in 2000, the Hong Kong government had no hesitation of turning to DRS for help in managing its LEGCO elections.
This highly complex voting system supports multiple transferable voting using Optical Mark Reading technology.
The use of scannable ballots and e-Counting was a key feature in the success of the very complex 1998 elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina.