Smartmatic assists Venezuela conduct national election

October 10, 2012 - 

As technology supplier for the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE), Smartmatic worked successfully to fully automate the national election process last weekend that resulted in the re-election of Hugo Chávez as president.

Smartmatic is a multinational company that designs and deploys technological solutions aimed at helping governments fulfill, in the most efficient way, their democratic commitments with their citizens. It is one of the largest cutting-edge technology suppliers of electoral biometrics, with a wide and proven experience in the United States, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

“The recognition of electoral results in record time honors our work and confirms the immense value of a secure, auditable voting technology that’s recognized by all political figures,” stated Antonio Mugica, Smartmatic’s CEO. “Only when you have an end-to-end automated process, and an exact, auditable technology, you can guarantee that the results will be accepted by all, regardless of how close they are.”

Smartmatic allowed Venezuela to use a new biometric voter authentication system for the first time, as well as a newly designed e-ballot working in unison with the 39,018 voting machines that were deployed in 13,810 polling centers.

The technology allowed the country’s electoral authority to published official results only minutes after the last polling station closed.

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