By "finished version" assume you mean we create locale-specific versions for every installation? I think not. Dealing with the ROMs that way has been bad enough. Try ordering1.94v-French from Ricke today and watch the flury of activity.
IMNSHO, it should be simple enough that installation consists of a user clicking "Get Election Results" on a Web page. It should not require anything be installed (or supported) "well in advance" other than a Java-enabled web browser. There are a number of ways this could be done. A local.ini file is not one of them, however, since last time I checked Applets cannot open files.