Dialog IT wins contract with Australian Electoral Commission to develop self-service voting platform

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Dialog IT wins contract with Australian Electoral Commission to develop self-service voting platform

The Australian Electoral Commission has awarded Brisbane-based Dialog IT a contract to develop a self-service voting platform.

The three-year, $3.7 million contract was granted under the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities IT Services Panel.

“[The contract] relates to a self-service platform intended to facilitate a range of political party and candidate interactions with the AEC across the electoral cycle,” an AEC spokesperson told CRN.

The contract is a new engagement with Dialog IT, but the commission did not reveal the previous supplier. No further contract details were provided.

CRN reached out to Dialog IT for comment.

In January this year, the AEC was subjected to a scathing report from the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) relating to a semi-automated counting solution provided by Fuji Xerox Australia.

The commission was forced to manually double-check all Senate ballots for the 2016 election at the last minute as the solution from Fuji Xerox did not live up to expectations, despite paying a total of $27.2 million for the contract.

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