Curaçao’s 2009 referendum: Tests

We have always designed our electoral solutions around one fundamental principle: that all parties audit the process before, during and after an election. And the technology platform we created for Curaçao’s 2009 referendum was no different, guaranteeing accurate results that everyone accepts.

In preparation for the May referendum in Curaçao, Smartmatic and the Electoral Council carried out the following tests:

  • A quality control test using a sample from the total number of voting machines used in the elections.
  • A simulation of the election to test the entire technological platform and identify any faults in the system. Also, certain extreme conditions that could occur during Election Day were simulated to test the effectiveness of the whole system.