United States elections
In 2005, Smartmatic acquired Sequoia Voting Systems, a California-based Company that had been automating US Elections for over a century.
By combining Sequoia’s extensive experience in the US market with its own technological, logistical and operational capacity, Smartmatic became one of the top US election technology and services provider.
In less than one year Smartmatic tripled Sequoia’s market share, offering a portfolio that included innovative technology, consulting and top-quality services, plus an unrivaled flexibility to customize its solutions to meet the client’s needs.
In the US, Smartmatic offered technology and support services to the Electoral Commissions of 307 counties in 16 States:
District of Columbia
In 2006, Smartmatic signed what at the moment was the largest election automation contract in US history – Cook County, Illinois.
In 2007, Smartmatic announced the sale of its subsidiary Sequoia Voting Systems to a group of private U.S. investors. Sequoia was Smartmatic's election systems unit for the United States of America.
Since the sale of Sequoia, Smartmatic has only participated directly in a few election projects (e.g. Utah Republican Caucus, a pilot in California or a pilot in the City of Richmond).
Smartmatic is not deploying its technology in any U.S. county for the upcoming 2016 U.S. Presidential elections.