United States 2005 – present: Secure election technology for the US
Smartmatic was founded in 2000 in Florida. Since then, it has grown to be the multinational leader in elections technology, having supplied voting systems and services to more than 25 countries, including the United States.
In 2018, Los Angeles County, having designed a completely new voting system, engaged Smartmatic for systems integration, engineering and manufacturing of Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP). Los Angeles County voters will start using this new voting system in the 2020 elections. Election officials cited Smartmatic’s unparalleled experience in providing secure, advanced election technology and services to election commissions throughout the world as the primary reason for choosing Smartmatic as their VSAP partner.
Smartmatic participated in its first US election during the 2005-2006 election cycle providing technology and support services to clients of its subsidiary, Sequoia Voting Systems, in 300 jurisdictions across 16 states, including some 60,000 voting devices to the city of Chicago and to Cook County, Illinois.
In the 2020 general election, Smartmatic partnered Los Angeles County on its new Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) system. The ballot marking devices came through with flying colors. The County deployed almost 20,000 ballot marking devices (BMDs) to nearly 800 vote centers. LA saw an estimated 852,000 voters turn out to cast their votes in person. Smartmatic also led the California state certification process for the machines, provided systems integration, built the VSAP operations center, and handled logistics and setup/breakdown of the vote centers.