Electronic Voting, Next Generation Voting Technology TM
To offer cutting edge technology – that is the essence of Smartmatic’s Electoral Solution. From robust machines to highly efficient software and secure data transmission systems, Smartmatic guarantees the most advanced electoral technology on the market.
4000 Series (SAES-4000, SAES-4200, SAES-4300)
- 100% auditable. Votes are registered in several media, redundant memory.
- Encrypted information with several security levels, 2048 bits algorithms, the latest standards in digital security.
- A printer is integrated to the machine, in order to print out vote receipts, results reports, logs, among others.
- 10.4" screen designed for electoral processes with multiple choices, with a 1024 x 768 VGA resolution.
- Possibility to transmit data in a secure and unidirectional way, via phone or mobile phone, modem, satellite and public and private (Ethernet) IP networks.
- Special module designed for handicapped people. SAES voting machines offer different functions: controls and devices that facilitate the voting process for visually impaired people, a sip-puff interface allows the voter to navigate through the ballot, a Braille system, and ear phones for electors with any visual limitation and easy access for voters in wheelchairs.
- Use of state-of-the-art digital encryption algorithms with several security levels to guarantee the integrity and confidentiality of all stored data.
- Redundant storage to avoid the loss of information.
- Built-in printer for voting vouchers and tally reports.
- Secure and versatile transmission mechanisms.
- 17" screen designed for multiple choice voting processes.
- Special module to help people with some type of disability.
- Supports different election types, such as: nominal voting, closed lists, preferential voting and referendums.
SAES-3370 Voting Kit
The SAES-3370 Electronic Voting Kit incorporates the following:
- A 17” Active Color Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) touch screen
- Appropriate electronic circuitry and processing devices for performing specified system functions
- A removable Installation USB key with non-volatile memory (needed only to initiate the device)
President Machine (PM)
The President Machine (PM) is the component that serves as the information source of ballot definitions for the SAES-3370, by means of a Master USB Key and the voter’s access to the SAES-3370 touch-screen voting machines through activation of a Smart Card interface.
The President Machine (PM) also serves, at the polling place, as an accumulator for consolidating results. These results are read and consolidated after each voter ends its session with the voting machine and before he/she deposits the ballot into the ballot box.
The PM works in conjunction with other peripheral devices, which allow its proper performance during Election Day. These devices are:
• Smart Card Reader Unit
• USB Hub
• Master and Backup USB Keys
• E-Urn (Electronic Ballot Box)
• Smart Cards Buffer
A next-generation touch-based voting machine accommodates a paper ballot, mimicking a traditional voting setup and guaranteeing absolute accuracy.
- Self-contained electronic voting pad with capacity of up to 200 candidates, with built-in printer for paper vote receipts, reports, and logs.
- 100% auditable. Votes are registered in redundant electronic memory and in several different instances.
- Votes encrypted using 256-bit symmetric algorithms.
- Smart card reader for voting session activation.
- Secure data transmission capabilities over secure unidirectional networks (LAN, landline phone, GSM, CDMA, and satellite).
- It provides user feedback through confirmation LEDs per candidate and its integrated LCM screen.
Among its diverse technological inventions, Smartmatic features a novel device called the VP300A Voting Pad (U.S. Patent No. 7,537,159), which makes easier for the voting authority the task of displaying on a single ballot all the available options of candidates and their political parties to the voters, thus adapting automation to the idiosyncrasy of the voters and enabling them to vote in an easy and quick manner by just pressing on the options of their choice.
The Voting Pad works together with and connected to the voting machine and is configured simultaneously with it, according to the specific requirements of a particular event or election on any given location, as per the guidelines of the voting authority.
Among the additional options offered by Smartmatic is printing paper ballots, if required to do so by law or electoral authority.
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.