Backed by Scytl, UAE Continues to Innovate in Hosting Third Fully Electronic Parliamentary Elections

Oct 31, 2019

Scytl, along with the UAE National Election Committee (NEC) and the UAE Ministry of State for Federal National Council (FNC) Affairs, deployed its unique election security technology for the third time in yet another fully electronic parliamentary election. Scytl also worked with the Ministry in the two previous FNC election cycles in 2015 and 2011. The 2015 collaboration delivered the first fully electronic national election, and the 2019 elections continued the country’s drive toward electoral innovation with 117,592 votes cast and a 48.5 percent increase in voter turnout.

To ensure the security and transparency of the 2019 elections, Scytl implemented its state-of-the-art cryptography in over 1,000 online voting booths located in 39 polling stations across the seven emirates, guaranteeing voters complete privacy and secrecy while casting ballots. Scytl also made the entire system available in the Gulf Arabic dialect and reconfigured it to read from right to left, as is customary for the language. Read more details about the 2019 election here, and download our infographic and success case.

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