Curaçao’s 2009 referendum

On 15 May, 2009, the people from Curaçao voted ‘Yes’ to a proposal to gain more autonomy from the Netherlands.

Smartmatic deployed its voting technology platform for this important referendum in the biggest and most populated island of the Netherlands Antilles.

This was the second time the Electoral Council of Curaçao made use of our solution since 2007, when Smartmatic’s voting technology was successfully used in the country’s Insular Elections.

All the audits held during that process showed the accuracy of the results. And according to an Electoral Council spokesperson: “The machines turned out to be very reliable and there was no need to even count what was on paper.”