Smartmatic carries out successful automated election in the Philippines
Manila, May 10th 2010.- Smartmatic, the company in charge of the automation electoral project and services for the Philippines General Elections, successfully deployed its electoral solution in the Asian country. Of a total of 76,340 voting machines used, only 350 (0.50%) failed as they broke during transportation, which is a number way below of the expected 2% for these cases. Most of the machines that had any problems were replaced right away.
One hour and a half after closing the polls, 40% of results had been transmitted and tallied. It is expected that in less than 24 hours there will be an announcement regarding the winner of the Presidential contest. In the previous General Elections celebrated on May 2004 this took 40 days, causing severe tensions in the country.
''This National Election has been a great experience for all of us in Smartmatic. We are very honored to have worked with the Filipino people. When we began this project, we knew it would be a tall challenge, and now we can humbly say that we made voting automation in the Philippines possible'', commented Antonio Mugica, Smartmatic?s CEO.
Smartmatic is a multinational company that designs and deploys technological solutions aimed at helping governments fulfill, in the most efficient way, their commitments with their citizens. It is one of the largest cutting-edge technology suppliers, with a wide and proven experience in the United States, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Smartmatic's competitive strength lies on its cutting-edge technology and expertise in three key areas: Election Solutions, Identity Management Solutions and Public Safety Solutions.