Election results: collection, processing & presentation
SingularLogic has been consistently working with the Ministry of Interior since 1981 and processing the results of all elections, be they national, European, or regional & municipal.
As one of the longest-lasting and successful public-private partnerships in Greece, the electoral project is an ideal case study in how to offer outsourcing services that guarantee benefits for both sides.
The Ministry of Interior has a reliable, trustworthy partner ideally poised to bring a diverse, complex project to successful fruition. This project entails:
- Designing and developing all the necessary software.
- Supplying and installing all the necessary hardware.
- Deploying the necessary staff.
Learning from its past involvement in this major project, SingularLogic is constantly upgrading and improving its project-specific systems and apps. The experience accumulated over all these years has also enabled the company to propel itself into a leading position in fields such as Business Process Outsourcing, e-government, large public sector projects, etc.
The elections project relates exclusively to the Ministry of Interior. One of the Ministry’s tasks is to collect and process election results data and to inform the public as quickly as possible about the electoral result. While the Ministry announces the results, in Greece it is in fact the local Court of First Instance which is responsible for producing the official electoral results. Of necessity, this split system means time-consuming processing of the data that can sometimes take quite a few days.
Working in partnership with the Ministry of Interior, SingularLogic has developed and supports a parallel “results collection and processing mechanism” that is now capable of giving an extremely accurate forecast of the final electoral result just a few hours after the polls close.
While SingularLogic may well be associated in the general public’s mind with accurate results being announced on election night, in fact the company also plays an important role in the preparation and organisation of the elections. This task is equally important as it helps guarantee that the results are correct on time.
After the elections SingularLogic is also responsible for collecting the results from the Courts of First Instance and centrally process that data.
Elections, besides the necessary infrastructure, also pose specific requirements in terms of manpower. SingularLogic has both the staff and the experience to be able to deploy staff numbers on a scale sufficient to support the project. Were it not for SingularLogic, the Ministry of Interior, and in particular the directorates involved in the elections, would have to have many times the number of staff to be able to run the elections.
Thanks to the long-term partnership between SingularLogic and the Ministry, staff on both sides work harmoniously as a team to complete this difficult project under highly stressful conditions.
The company also contributes its experience by suggesting improvements to existing procedures. An excellent example of this is the Secure Results Transmission (SRT) system that allows results to be broadcast directly by court representatives via their mobile phones.
This secure procedure has significantly cut the results processing time and was developed entirely on SingularLogic’s initiative; a company that keeps abreast of all the latest trends in technology all the time.
Given just how important the elections are and the issues of responsibility involved, SingularLogic is forced to monitor technological developments at all times and to make the appropriate adjustments to infrastructure, software and hardware.
This has put the company firmly ahead in relation to many of the services it provides, allowing it to support:
- Fault tolerant systems business continuity and disaster recovery
- High traffic websites
- Large-scale projects with extensive security requirements, where reliability is at a premium
- Mobile applications
- Data input and processing projects with zero error tolerances
Projects that demand nationwide coverage