Venezuela’s 2009 constitutional amendment referendum: Scope

This was the second time Venezuela offered its voters a fully automated electoral process.

The challenge was the amount of time available to prepare it. The referendum was on 15 February, 2009. While the last election took place on 23 November, 2008, just three months before.

In this short duration, 34,669 voting machines needed to be readied. Smartmatic gave support during the preparation, fitting, installment and operation in voting centers, to guarantee the system worked. 

There were 16,949,033 registered voters.