"Because the elections were peaceful and credible, the peso recovered."
Jose Domingo Santiago III, Head of Research at UBS | 2016 (Philippines)
"Come election day, Filipinos created one of the largest paper audit trail in the history of elections with over 43 million voter-marked ballots and corresponding voter receipts, as well as over 2 million count reports, all available for auditing."
"What must be clear is that the Venezuelan electoral process provides every guarantee that is need to cast a vote. Everything is very well organized. It's a solid process."
"The Commission on Elections deserves much appreciation for its management of a process, seen by many as highly credible, clean, and honest."
The Makati Business Club (MBC) | 2016 (Philippines)
"The successful election and record voter participation were emblematic of the Philippines’ vibrant democracy."
“The turnkey solution operated perfectly and all tasks were carried out on time and in a very professional way. The Smartmatic staff that assisted our IT engineering team performed an outstanding work.”
"Smartmatic’s ePen solution was easy to use and reduced the time it normally takes to collect, validate and publish election results."
"In less than an hour we surpassed 85% of the vote count in the province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas. The e-voting project has been a success in the province."
Nubia Villacís (Councilwoman of the Ecuadorian CNE) | 2014 (Ecuador)
"This project allowed people with disabilities, the elderly, and women who were pregnant or holding children in their arms to exercise their right to vote more easily."
Observation Mission from the Union of South American Nations, Unasur | 2014 (Ecuador)
"Clean, honest election always reassures investors about the stability of the country."
"It’s the most comprehensive electronic system I’ve seen in the world, because every step is automated."
"All Swiss companions are very impressed by the perfection of the electoral system, the quality of democracy that we have seen."
Observers mission of Swiss Parliament | 2012 (Venezuela)
"...This year’s municipal elections had the lowest cost per vote since 1996, when e-voting started in the country (...) the 2012 municipal election had a cost of R$ 395,279,694.00 (US$ 188,224,140)."
"I know the voting systems in South America, and I can affirm with full authority that Venezuela has one of the most advanced and reliable systems in the region and the continent."
"The strength of the Venezuelan electoral process resides on the automated voting and vote counting system (...) The automated voting system in Venezuela can be audited at every stage".
“The current system, in place for the last five national votes, has reliably protected the integrity of the automated voting process”.
"I’m smiling again. The automation is a success."
Jose Melo (Chairman of the Commission on Elections) | 2010 (The Philippines)
"A model of transparency and positive testament to the strength and vitality of democracy in the Philippines."
"...That’s the beauty of automation. There’s no room for cheating."
Henrietta T. de Villa (Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, PPCRV) | 2010 (The Philippines)
“We were encouraged to see so many Filipinos expressing their views and differences during the campaigns and making their voices heard at the polls today.”
"We are pleasantly surprised by the great technological advance that a biometric voter registry represents for Bolivian elections."
"The voting system in place in Venezuela is transparent and together with Brazil’s, is one of the most up-to-date."
"Our observations confirm that the process took place without problems, and that the results were transmitted quickly in the great majority of cases."
"By being auditable, (the voting process) is secure and reliable. Automated voting is a technological advance where Venezuela and Brazil are pioneers in Latin America."
"Believe it or not, we found a system [from Smartmatic] far more transparent, inclusive and accountable than what we have observed in the past as monitors in the U.S."
"The system [from Smartmatic] developed in Venezuela is probably the most advanced system in the world to date."
EU Mission Final Report | 2005