Venezuela’s 2005 municipal election: Scope

  • 310 regional and 70 regional political parties nominated 35,274 candidates for 5,618 elected offices as follows: 32,001 per party; 3,000 by electoral groups and 3,606 on their own initiative.
  • 25,671 voting machines, 99.2% of which worked perfectly.
  • The average voting time with Smartmatic technology was just 90 seconds, which included the four seconds that the printer takes to print the voting voucher.
  • The transmission process in 85% of the machines took less than two hours, and the tallying of partial results was done in just 30 minutes.
  • Smartmatic proved its versatility, user-friendliness and reliability in the support of an important election.