Development of the Election Information System

The Election Information System is a key tool in conducting general elections. The Election Information System is used, for example, for the registration of eligible voters, nomination of candidates, vote count and publication of election results. In addition to the regular elections, the system must constantly be on standby in case an early presidential election or extraordinary parliamentary elections need to be conducted at 50 days' notice. 

A project reforming the Election Information System, built in the early 1990s, was carried out in 2004–2012 to transfer the old system to a new technical platform with a long life cycle. In a life cycle analysis of the Election Information System carried out in 2020, however, it was found that the system needs to be reformed in terms of certain technologies, usability and information security, which is why reforming the system is topical again.

Since 2020, the Legal Register Centre has been preparing a reform of the Election Information System commissioned by the Ministry of Justice. The estimated total cost of the reform is EUR 17.6 million. The total costs include costs for the overlapping use of the new and old system, which is essential for ensuring election security. The new Election Information System is scheduled to be introduced in connection with the 2027 parliamentary elections.