Voter card in Tanzania

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The challenge: register the population and issue voter cards

Coat of arms of Tanzania

Register an estimated population of 51 million inhabitants of the vast territory of Tanzania (945,000 km²) and issue voter cards for the presidential election on October 2015.





The solution: a decentralized biometric registration system, coupled with the instant issuance of the card

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) decided to set up a decentralized biometric registration system, coupled with the instant issuance of a voter

BVR kit including Zenius printer

card in a plastic card format.

Voter registration was carried out from a deployment case called BVR (Biometric Voter Registration), including a Zenius printer, enabling:

  • the eligibility of citizens in minutes,
  • to record his or her personal data (photo, fingerprints, signature),
  • and immediately deliver a secure voter card.

The companies Laxton, Bytes and Lithotech have worked closely together to integrate, deliver and deploy this solution at several thousands mobile registration points.


The result: More than 8,400 systems have been built to issue 24 million cards.

Voter card for government Tanzanian

This innovative system has enabled the organizing authorities of the election to ensure the creation of a reliable voter base in a record time.
Another advantage greatly appreciated by the voters: the immediate availability of their card, avoiding them to return again to collect it.



"Evolis has ensured that a very short time frame could be met. During the roll-out, Evolis was always ready to provide assistance when needed. They proactively investigated where it was required, "said Nick Perkins, divisional director at Bytes Systems Integration.

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