An election from start to finish
Smartmatic is the only company in the world that is able to carry out all phases of an election with maximum accuracy and security, thanks to the latest technology and its qualified personnel. Election Day always is the cumulative result of very hard work done by various teams and/or groups, and Smartmatic offers electoral authorities multiple services and technologies that guarantee the success of an electoral project, namely:
1) Electoral Project Management and Consulting:
- Preparation of electoral kits
- Logistics, distribution and withdrawal
- Printing of ballots
- Recruiting and training of qualified personnel
2) Voter education and information campaigns
3) Support on the day of the event
- Furnishing and management of the call center
4) Consulting of electoral processes and documentation, including legal consulting
5) Furnishing and management of the tallying centers
- Satellite communication services
- Support for multiple audits of the system
- Extended guarantee and maintenance
Smartmatic, as an end-to-end manufacturer and turnkey solutions provider, ensures the most reliable production of all its products, from standard components to the most sensible and security-critical products. Our integrated design, engineering, production and customer services enable Smartmatic to guarantee that the manufacture, testing and delivery of our top-notch voting machines - from concept to market- are handled speedily and professionally.
Since 2004, Smartmatic has long worked with what is now its manufacturing arm Jarltech, based in Taiwan. Jarltech has become our main fabrication resource, meeting all of our quality demands and manufacturing needs with high quality standards and excellent delivery times. Smartmatic’s manufacturing capabilities are an unbeatable asset that guarantees excellence, high quality and timely delivery for all our products. Smartmatic's manufacturing –Jarltech- is ISO 9001 certified and excels in quality control, technical support and customer service.
In fact for most voters Election Day was a fairly simple and trouble-free experience… The feedback from the polling places was that voters liked the new system [from Smartmatic through its former subsidiary Sequoia Voting Systems]…” | Langdon D. Neal, Chairman Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and David Orr, Cook County Clerk from Chicago, 2006.
"Our observations suggested that this process was carried out smoothly, and the results transmitted rapidly, in the great majority of cases” | Alistair MacDonald, EU Ambassador to The Philippines, 2010.
“After having monitored 92 elections, I can say that Venezuela has the best voting system in the world, since it makes verifying the electoral results easier. It allows electronic voting and offers a physical, printed backup of the votes” | Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States, leader and founder of the Carter Center, 2012.
“…This year’s Municipal Elections have had the least cost per voter since 1996, which was when the road to electronic voting was begun in the country … The 2012 Municipal Elections had a cost of R$ 395,270,694.00 (US$ 188,224,140) for the treasury, equivalent to R$ 2.81 (US$ 1.34) per voter. This figure is 27% less than in 2010, when it reached R$ 3.86 (US$ 1.84) (...) The more the planning, the lower the cost” | Cármen Lúcia Antunes Rocha, President of the Tribunal Supremo Eleitoral (TSE), O Estado de São Paulo newspaper, 2012.