RIGA - The company RIX Technologies will improve the electronic online voter register (ETVR) for almost EUR 300,000 and ensure its operation in next year's European Parliament (EP) elections, the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (PMLP) informed LETA.
The ETVR was already used in the 2021 municipal elections, but in cooperation with RIX Technologies it will be improved to meet the needs of the European Parliament elections.
Work has already started on adapting the ETVR to the needs of the European Parliament elections. Security and performance tests are expected to be carried out in February to ensure that the ETVR is ready for the elections, according to Maira Roze, Head of the PMLP.
The European Parliament elections are scheduled for early June 2024.
The ETVR allows voters to vote at any polling station of their choice.
The cost of the ETVR improvement will be EUR 295,000 and a reserve fund of EUR 98,333 is allocated to be used only in case unforeseen works are needed during the development of the ETVR.
According to Firmas.lv, the company's beneficial owners are Sandis Kolomenskis and Eva Fadejeva as shareholders. Last year, the company turned over EUR 5,923,796 and made a profit of EUR 1,615,661.
Previously, the information technology company SOAAR provided various e-services to the Central Election Commission (CEC).
The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) is investigating a criminal case concerning a procurement organized by the CEC in 2021, and within the framework of this criminal case, procedural actions have also been carried out at SOAAR.