Oman 2016: Fastest Election Results - Technology

SAES-1800plus Smartmatic optical scanner, which counts voter-marked paper ballots, has processed more than 3.2 billion votes in elections in several countries with maximum security and transparency.

Electoral Management System (EMS) EMS is an application that generates all data needed to prepare and conduct an election. In Oman, EMS was used to organize election information data, configure the vote counting machines, generate PINS for each device and create ballot designs.

Results Application The tool validates data integrity imported from the SAES-1800plus devices, decrypts the data, and sends it to the central database for further processing. This tool was key in streamlining the canvassing process, allowing authorities to announce results faster than the previous elections.