Smartmatic has helped hundreds of millions of voters cast over 3.7 billion ballots in thousands of government elections around the world. Better use of technology in voting systems increases not only the transparency, efficiency and integrity of an election but also makes voting more accessible, allowing societies to reverse declining trends in turnout and citizen participation.
We work with electoral commissions in all stages of the electoral cycle. We help with polling location management and the biometric identification and registration of voters, through touch screen electronic voting to the electronic tabulation of voting and post-election auditing.
What makes our electoral work unique is the quality of process and service on the ground, in polling stations and election commission offices, which ensures that what is often a new system can win the confidence of all stakeholders in the election - from the voter themselves, to international observers, to even the losing parties in the election. We custom-build technological solutions to support our customers’ electoral process, so they can serve citizens in ways consistent with their requirements, their geographic, cultural and social needs and the surrounding legal framework.
We are continuing to bring our ground-breaking approach to new countries every year and we are ardent promoters of the benefits of polling booth election automation. But we are also looking beyond that and beyond the traditional timelines and election cycles of representative democracy.
We think that the world is moving toward a more participatory model of democracy where in addition to periodic elections there will and should be a more continuous flow of opinions between citizens and governments.
SGO is actively working in a range of new areas, from Internet voting to online platforms for citizen consultations and petitions, which we believe can enable and catalyse this transition.
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