LA’s Midyear Election: “Voting went very smoothly”

United States – November 30, 2022 - Smartmatic and Los Angeles County, the largest voting jurisdiction in the United States, successfully deployed the county’s VSAP voting system and all necessary support services for the 2022 US midterm elections. The organizations have worked together on more than a half dozen elections since the system’s 2020 launch.

More than 2.4 million voters turned out, more than 43% of those who are registered. About 20% of those who voted – almost 500,000 citizens – voted in person. The ballot for this midyear election included 340 contested positions and 91 state, local and county measures. Approximately 13,000 pollworkers manned 640 vote centers countywide.

Speaking to radio station KPCC FM, LA Registrar Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan said, “…voting went very smoothly on Election Day and our vote centers held up to the demand.”

Smartmatic’s global services team, working from the highly specialized operations hub Smartmatic built for the county, deploys, retrieves and tracks all of LA’s election equipment and disposable supplies. More than a warehouse, the operations hub is a secure facility equipped for device maintenance, telecommunications, system management and logistics. (You can see a video about the operations center here.) Smartmatic also provides training for field support employees and Help Desk services.

The 2022 primary election deployment comprised:

  • 640 vote centers deployed in 6 days
  • 10,797 BMDs and 3,459 e-Pollbooks delivered on time
  • 721 deployment technicians trained
  • Level 2 Help Desk Services
  • Dismantling of vote centers in three days, with equipment returned to three separate county facilities.