Venezuela’s 2008 regional elections

Smartmatic's e-voting technology in Venezuela

This was the seventh electoral process in Venezuela to use Smartmatic’s auditable voting technology.

For these elections, we worked alongside the country’s National Electoral Council, or CNE (its Spanish acronym) once again, plus all political parties, continuing testing and auditing all the voting equipment, software, transmission and tallying – and getting everybody’s approval. 

Despite the complexity of the election where 604 positions were elected by popular vote and there were more than 10 million votes, the results were announced within hours of the closing of the polls.