Smartmatic presents holistic approach to successful election administration
London, September 11, 2014.- Smartmatic, the world’s leading provider of voting technology and services, presented its holistic approach to election administration during the 23rd Annual Conference and General Assembly Meeting of the Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO).
Commenting on Smartmatic’s model, CEO Antonio Mugica said, “An election requires more than good technology to be transparent and efficient. Administrators must couple technology with services and project management methodologies to guarantee success. Since 2004 we’ve integrated these three elements in the solutions we’ve provided, with great results.”
The ACEEEO meeting, held on 4-6 September 2014 in Bucharest, Romania, gathered over 150 participants from around the world who exchanged ideas on two planned topics: “Participation of women in electoral process and public life” and “Planning of a general election."
Zsolt Szolnoki, Secretary General of ACEEEO said, “Conducting a general election is one of the most challenging projects a nation can undertake. Its administrators need to manage legislative, administrative, planning, logistical and financial matters in order to execute a transparent and efficient process that leads to legitimate results.”
Smartmatic representatives in Romania explained how the company has achieved unparalleled success deploying large scale projects in challenging environments and tight time frames.
“Elections are complex. Yet, we’ve made them simpler with our solutions. For example, in 2010, while combining technology, services and project management, we conducted the world´s biggest election to date using precinct count optical scanners in the Philippines. Also, in Bolivia (2009) we conducted the world’s fastest biometric register - 5 million people in 75 days,” said Juan Campodonico, who presented Smartmatic technology in Bucharest.
The PARmobile, an all-in-one portable unit to capture biometric and biographic information; the VIU-500, a hand-held device to authenticate voters; and the SAES-3376, an advanced touchscreen voting machine, are some of the high-technology devices Smartmatic exhibited in the conference.