BBD represented by Anneke, Refilwe, Dobson and Tiaan participated in the hard preparatory work as well as delivery of the 2016 Local Government Elections (LGE). We are proud of the role we played working with the IEC (Independent Electoral Commission) and our key strategic partner PwC (PriceWaterhouse Coopers).
Anneke and Tiaan were part of the team that was responsible for delivering the Online Candidate Nomination System. This was the first time an online system was used by political parties to nominate and submit their candidates to the IEC. Their roles also included delivering system training to IEC provincial officers in the Free State, Western Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo and Gauteng. Anneke was assigned to the National Elections Results Operations Centre to provide assistance to the IEC staff and political parties, whilst Tiaan provided technical support to the Gauteng Provincial Elections Results Centre during voting and counting of votes.
Refilwe was part of the team that was responsible for enhancing the Results System and later assigned to provide technical support to the Limpopo Provincial Elections Results Centre during voting and counting of votes. The Results System is used for results capturing, results auditing, seat calculation and allocation, reporting and publishing of results as they are counted until completion.
Dobson, part of the mobile application team, was responsible for revamping the IEC Mobile App. The mobile application provides interactive functionality and information relating to where a voter is registered, names of councillors contesting elections in a particular ward as well as results per ward, municipality and province. He was given the responsibility to work on the Dashboard Results System used to show results and seat allocation at Elections Results Centres across 9 provinces. Dobson was also assigned to provide technical support to the North West Provincial Elections Results Centre.
Both Sphere and BBD representatives visited the National Elections Results Centre during vote counting to show their support to the IEC.