Oman: Election results published in record 4 hours after polls close

In 2016, Smartmatic provided the Sultanate of Oman with a vote counting solution to help authorities improve the country’s electoral process.

For the municipal elections, Smartmatic configured and delivered 1,273 vote counting machines. Smartmatic also printed 650,000 unique paper ballots.

Although Oman had previously used optical scanners for centralized vote counting, this was the first time that vote counting machines were deployed at the polling station level, moving technology closer to the voters and making its elections more efficient and transparent.