Curaçao’s 2007 insular council election: Technologies comparison

Curaçao’s previous voting technology solution lacked a voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) and therefore any way of showing the voter they’d had their vote recorded properly or any way to check the electronic count.

This feature became a fundamental requirement of the Curaçao voting authorities in their efforts to upgrade their electoral platform.

The Smartmatic voting system stood out in the market because it is equipped with a VVPAT that every elector can see and confirm before depositing it into the ballot box. This voucher makes it possible to conduct the quickest, most careful audits in order to certify the election results.