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.