Smartmatic Webinars

Smartmatic content is designed to start and further conversations about elections, to build community among election stakeholders, academia and subject-matter experts. We hope that this content will help educate and inspire open, honest dialogue.

Innovation in Electoral Technology : How will technology be utilized in the 2030s?

February 16, 2022

In the first virtual roundtable of the Electoral Stakeholders’ Network four-part series on ‘Elections in the 2030s’, this webinar discussed innovations in field of electoral technology, outlining what technologies electoral management bodies could have at their disposal in the next decade. The session also focused on challenges: those which may stop innovations being readily available, those that new technologies could address, and those that new technology could create. The event was organized by the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS). Click here to watch the video

“Innovation in the Election Industry: What’s Next?”

July 13, 2021

Auburn University webinar with experts Michael Alvarez, professor of Political and Computational Science at Caltech; Matt Masterson, former EAC Commissioner & DHS sr. cybersecurity advisor; and James Long, operations director for Smartmatic USA. Click here to watch the video

Accessible Democracy: Removing Barriers for Voters with Disabilities

May 10, 2021

Hosted by UMass – Boston, this webinar brings together experts Virginia Atkinson, Senior Global Inclusion Advisor at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES); Thomas Hicks, Commissioner, US Election Assistance Commission (EAC); and Edwin Smith, Smartmatic Director of Certification and Global Services to discuss accessible voting. What are the most significant barriers? How can officials, providers and advocates reduce disenfranchisement? Click here to watch the video

Engendering Trust in Election Outcomes

April 6, 2021

How can election officials engender trust in future election outcomes? How can we build a protective shield around election processes? Joseph Uscinski, University of Miami professor, Lance Gough, formerly of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, Antonio Mugica, Smartmatic CEO. Click here to watch the video

Crisis Response During an Election

October 6, 2020

The National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University (NPLI) and Smartmatic moderated discussion and actionable advice on handling unforeseen events during a national election. Click here to watch the video

Science-Based Strategies for a Safer In-Person Vote

June 24, 2020

This webinar examines science-based strategies for safer in-person voting. It featured election technology expert Ed Smith of Smartmatic and Michael Diamond of The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS), a global health nonprofit active in preventing the spread of infectious disease. Click here to watch the video