Laxton was awarded a contract by the UNDP in February 2017 to supply a National ID solution to the National Registration Bureau (NRB) in Malawi. The National ID program registered over 9.5 million Malawian citizens across the country.
The success of the National ID program was followed by the Malawi Election Commission awarding Laxton with a contract in 2018 to supply biometric voter registration equipment, supplies, spares, and technical support for the voter registration program ahead of the National General Election scheduled to take place in May 2019. Approximately 6.8 million Malawians had registered to vote on Laxton’s biometric equipment by November 2018.
Laxton established an office with technical support staff who have been based locally in Malawi for the duration of both the Malawi National ID and Voter Registration programs.