Smartmatic Executive Elected to the Executive Committee of the DHS Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council
United States, Boca Raton - February 21, 2019 - Smartmatic announced today that Edwin Smith, its Global Services Director for the United States, was elected to the Executive Committee of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council. This Council helps to coordinate information sharing and best practices among state, local, tribal governments and DHS to ensure the security of election systems.
“This is an incredible opportunity to apply my experiences from elections around the country to help US voting jurisdictions build secure and accessible voting infrastructure,” said Smith, who was elected to the Executive Committee at a meeting of the DHS Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council.
At this year’s NASS conference at the Fairmont in Washington, D.C., Smartmatic was able to showcase its advanced election technology and present its latest voting machine, the Premium to attendees including 36 Secretaries of State and more than 300 senior state government staff and private sector representatives.
The Premium represents the latest advances in election systems technology from Smartmatic’s vaunted research and development department. This voting machine addresses the needs of the 1 in 6 voters who are disabled; provides for Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trails; includes secure protocols and encryption to protect against any attempts at vote tampering and much more.
Additionally, in multiple DHS meetings and a United States Intelligence Community briefing, company representatives shared their global experiences in cybersecurity and election administration.
With its advanced election systems, Smartmatic is positioned to help U.S. voting jurisdictions upgrade their voting machines, most which are more than 10 years old, to be more secure, auditable and accessible.