Web and Mobile E-voting App Digitizes Swiss Politics
Riehen is a municipality near Basel in Switzerland. Riehen's parliament needed a voting solution to increase transparency over the votes of the individuals and simplify the counting process.
Web Essentials created a web and mobile app to replace a traditional show of hands voting process with a cutting-edge digital solution. Live-casting provides real-time results, transparency and information to all voters and viewers.
|Client||Riehen Municipal Council, Switzerland|
|Services||Web & Android App Development|
Business Innovation via Digitalization
|Users||40+ mobile app users, 1 web app user|
1 business analyst, 1 project manager, 1 Scrum master, 5 developers, 1 QA, 1 infrastructure specialist, partner for hardware (Innotrixx)
Impact & Results
The real-time display of the voting process and the subsequent publication of detailed results promotes public confidence in politics and makes voting behavior transparent
Decreases Administrative Overhead
Combined, the mobile and web app reduce the resources, time and effort needed to coordinate, vote, publish and analyze outcomes
Inclusive Voting Process
The solution is made up of multiple digital tools customized for the different stakeholders: the administration, the representatives, the public and the press
The system had to:
- Be simple to manage and use
- Provide immediate ballot results
- Ensure no abuse can happen before, during and after a vote
- Control attendance
- Allow easy export of results for wider publication
- Provide chronological documentation of ballot results
The Web Essentials solution, developed in an exciting process with the Riehen General Secretary offers ease of use, reliability in the determination of results and transparency with regard to the voting behaviour of parliamentarians
The app in development
Why this Project was Special
Using Tech in a Traditional Field
Digitalization of democratic processes is a large and somewhat controversial topic. We managed to create a flexible product that can be adapted and that creates trust amongst the politicians who are using the app.
Welcoming digitalization into a traditional democratic system strengthens Riehen's reputation as a forward-thinking and innovative local government.
Concept development, business analysis and early user testing took place in Switzerland with the client and our Swiss team. Our German-Cambodian project manager enabled easy communication between the German speaking client and our technical experts in Cambodia.
The Local Connection
Web Essentials was founded in Riehen. It's inspiring to see how our team in Cambodia can have positive impact on the local community that has supported and invested in them.
I am proud and excited to be a part of the innovative team that digitizes politics in Riehen. One of my personal highlights was the easy collaboration between Riehen’s local commune, our team on the ground in Switzerland and our Cambodian technical team. Efficiency and transparency were our unwavering focus, and the final solution delivers this and more.