Election Year in Argentina and MSA’s Unique Electronic Ballot System Project



Project Management Update from Buenos Aires

By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina



2015 is an election year in Argentina. The citizens of this country are electing their leaders at municipal, provincial and national levels. The general election of Buenos Aires City Mayor and Deputy City Mayor that took place on July 5th, in the first round and the runoff between the top two candidates, on 19th July. It has been a novelty, because for first time, the electronic voting has been used in this jurisdiction, using the unique electronic ballot system.

The unique electronic ballot system is an innovative electronic system for selecting candidates through a touch screen and then printing the own ballot of the voter while recording information in an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification chip) inserted in it, so the scrutiny can be counted quickly, by reading the chip.

To carry out this important project, the Government of the Buenos Aires City has hired the company MSA Group (http://www.msa.com.ar/) for its experience in electoral processes. MSA is characterized by the generation of “Unconventional Software for mission-critical processes” and it main activity includes solutions for electoral processes by using technology.

President and CEO of MSA Group, Mr. Sergio Osvaldo Angelini, told us about this important project and mentioned that, because MSA has been responsible for several ballots in municipal and provincial elections since 1999, it has been discussed for a long time the need to use technology to facilitate the electoral process, ensure transparency and speed up the scrutiny.


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About the Author

pmwj36-Jul2015-Boggi-PHOTOCECILIA BOGGI

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 Cecilia Boggi, PMP is founder and Executive Director of activePMO, giving consulting services and training in Project Management and Leadership skills in Argentina and Latin America.

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, she has managed software development projects and PMO implementation projects for more than 20 years both in the government and private sector. Cecilia also has graduated from an Executive Program in Business Management at Universidad del CEMA. She holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential since 2003, is certified as SDI Facilitator from Personal Strengths© and is alumni of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2012. Ms. Boggi is Past President of the PMI Buenos Aires Argentina Chapter, and is a founding member of the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter and PMI Santa Cruz Bolivia Chapter. She has been designated by PMI in the role of Mentor of Region 13, Latin America South, for the years 2014-2016. Cecilia has participated in the development of PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition, leading the Chapter 9, Human Resource Management, content team and she is professor of Project Management in some Universities and Institutes in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Bolivia.

She can be contacted at [email protected] and http://www.activepmo.com/

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