Software for US polls from India

Software for US polls from India

By siliconindia staff writer   |   Thursday, 04 November 2004, 08:00 Hrs
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HYDERABAD: Whether John Kerry likes it or not, outsourcing was at the very heart of this US presidential election. V-Empower, an IT start up with its headquarters in Bowie, Maryland and having a development centre in Hyderabad, has provided IT applications to various private websites that played a key role in the US election process, reports Economic Times website.

According to marketing head Saud Khan, the company's Hyderabad centre developed applications for voter registration, absentee-ballot request application and Ride To Poll, an application to guide voters to their polling booths.

While the voter registration application allows citizens to register online, the absentee ballot form is for citizens who were not in the US on Election Day.

"Over one million voters got registered using our application and about five lakh voters used the absentee ballot application," V-Empower's chief operating officer AA Rahman said. Another 40 million are estimated to have used the Ride to Poll application.

Though none of the company's applications was used by the US government, five major private websites used them.

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