With Kenya’s General elections just a few weeks away, a Nairobi tech firm has found a smart way to assist candidates to monitor electoral events and receive poll results in real-time. Texcor Group Limited has developed an electoral management system dubbed E-Poll that allows aspirants’ agents to feed electoral data for live transmission to the candidates on the election day.
The platform was birthed in 2015 and was first deployed during Uganda’s 2016 General elections.
Among the notable candidates who subscribed to the service during Uganda’s election was presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi. Bobi Wine’s National Unity Platform also subscribed but we experienced short comes after the government switched off the internet for a week.
So, how does the system work?
The technology has captured election data in terms of all polling stations found in Kenya, including the wards, constituencies, and counties that they fall within. The system also has data regarding the number of registered voters found in every given polling center.