Smartmatic Expands Risk-Mitigation Portfolio to Ensure Election Continuity
Boca Raton, United States - April 13, 2020 – Smartmatic has expanded its risk-mitigation portfolio to help election management bodies conduct safe, secure and efficient elections amid the coronavirus.
The new offering encompasses a comprehensive set of integrated services, technology solutions, and personal protection products to help reduce the risk of exposure to novel coronavirus for voters, poll workers and election officials.
“For 20 years we have assisted election officials in overcoming all kinds of obstacles and challenges. We recognize the magnitude of the challenge COVID-19 represents, and we are ready to step in to help,” said Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic. “Minimizing the impact of novel coronavirus on election continuity requires solutions that help officials facilitate participation while protecting the health and safety of voters, poll workers and election employees.”
Recognizing that not all election management bodies may be able to drastically adjust their voting methods for their upcoming elections, Smartmatic is offering support in three areas: Election Worker Safety, Safe In-Person Voting and Safe At-Home Voting.
Election Worker Safety: Smartmatic has identified nearly three dozen points in the election process where contagions may fester – from polling station set up, to ballot production, to help desks, to voter registration, to ballot counting and training. Smartmatic helps officials identify and remedy key areas with comprehensive solutions including sterilization technologies and safe operating protocols.
Safe In-Person Voting: To ensure in-person voting is as safe as possible, Smartmatic helps mitigate health risks with expert consultation and evaluation that generate customized action plans. Each plan will include proper protocols based on best practices and science-based guidance as well as process modifications and products to minimize health hazards at polling places, tally centers and warehouses. These solutions can include awareness campaigns, personal protective equipment (PPE), automated disinfection units and live monitoring.
Safe At-Home Voting: Smartmatic is bringing the ballot to the voters with a flexible Remote Voting Platform that includes a mobile digital identity platform, online ballot delivery and online voting with TIVI.
TIVI is Smartmatic’s secure, accessible and verifiable online voting solution. It was designed and developed by the team behind the Estonian government voting platform. This platform has been used successfully in the United States, Norway, Chile and Albania. Employing advanced cryptographic techniques and a blockchain based ballot box, TIVI guarantees voter privacy, vote security and vote integrity.
Election management bodies interested in incorporating any of Smartmatic’s remote voting systems should contact Smartmatic immediately to begin the evaluation process.
Smartmatic’s other business unit focused on mission critical solutions for governments is already working with authorities across the globe, manufacturing and providing ventilators, face masks, sterilization units, air filtration systems and immunity passport systems. Hospitals and other critical infrastructure that wish to avail themselves of these offerings can do so immediately (contact information).