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SAES voting solution presented in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Honduras, December 8, 2004.- Smartmatic Corporation today presented its SAES electronic voting solution to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal in Honduras which is presently organizing the nation's primary elections scheduled for February 2005.


According to Tribunal president, Jacobo Hernandez, the installation of an electronic voting system would yield a savings of approximately 15 million Honduran Lempiras (more than $800,000) by doing away with the need to print and transport manual ballots throughout the country. Smartmatic representatives assured the Tribunal stated that the SAES3000 could be either rented or purchased in time for the February 2005 elections.

Smartmatic representatives explained how implementation of the SAES voting technology not only provides a secure means for voters to exercise their vote, but also provides an excellent investment for any nation. Also, because the SAES touch screen voting machines are configured with information on two candidates, including pictures, on one screen, the voting process is made extremely simple.

And, perhaps most importantly, Smartmatic showed the Tribunal how the SAES voting system provides a voter verified paper trail (just one of several ways in which the system can be audited) in order to ensure accuracy and resolve any potential disputes.


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Smartmatic is a multinational company that specializes in the design and end-to-end deployment of complex purpose-specific technology solutions. With an unsurpassed technology base, continuous innovation, and quality in processes and results, Smartmatic is organized around three business areas: Electronic voting systems, intelligent and integrated security systems for large enterprises and governments, and advanced solutions for people registration and authentication for a wide range of government applications.

Smartmatic is a privately held company with offices in the US, Mexico, Venezuela, Barbados, Spain, Philippines and Taiwan.  It has more than 200 employees worldwide.  Its capacity for innovation and wide range of products and services have earned Smartmatic extensive recognition in the technology community worldwide.

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