Smartmatic biometric technology successfully deployed in Argentina

According to International IDEA, 35% of more than 130 electoral commissions surveyed captured biometric data as part of their election process

United Kingdom, London – October 23, 2017 – The National Election Chamber of Argentina used Smartmatic technology to validate the identity of voters in the provinces of the north of the country and in parts of Buenos Aires during the elections held on October 22.

The biometric system implemented in the provinces of Chaco, Corrientes, Jujuy, Formosa, Misiones and Salta and in 14 municipalities of the Greater Buenos Aires had an excellent performance throughout Election Day, according to the local press.

With the deployment of biometric technology during the election process, Argentina joins a growing number of countries that are relying on this type of tools to increase transparency. According to International IDEA, as of 2016, 35% of more than 130 electoral commissions surveyed captured biometric data as part of their voter registration process.

“The incorporation of technology to strengthen controls and achiever greater levels of transparency is an international trend. We are very satisfied with the operation of the teams, and extremely pleased to have collaborated with the Argentine authorities in strengthening and improving this important election process,” said Andres Rombola, Smartmatic representative.

In addition to deploying the technology in the norther provinces, Smartmatic also delivered its devices in the Buenos Aires towns of Tigre, San Isidro, Vicente López, José. C. Paz, Malvinas Argentinas, Hurlinham, Tres de Febrero, Moreno, Merlo, Quilmes, Avellaneda, Lanus, Moron, and Matanza.

As the world leader in electoral technologies and services, Smartmatic has deployed more than 153,000 biometric voter authentication devices in Europe, Africa and America.