Tbilisi, Georgia, March 12, 2014. – “Technology is revolutionising how elections are run”, said Matt Gokhool, Chief Executive of the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) and Chairman of the International Centre for Electoral Psychology (ICEP) during the 4th Annual Meeting of Election Management Bodies.

The event, hosted by Georgia’s Central Election Commission and organized by the ICPS, gathered electoral authorities, experts, ONGs and technology and service providers on February 24-26th.

Under the theme "Stakeholders Engagement and Effective Communication” participants shared experiences and discussed strategies to advance best practices in election administration.

Commenting on the importance of this event, Matt Gokhool said “During the last decade, information and communication technologies have revolutionised how elections are run. From engaging voters through effective communication, to voting and ...

Islamabad, Pakistan, March 7 2014.- The multiple benefits offered by voting technology, and particularly biometric voter authentication, were the main topics of discussion during a forum held by Smartmatic along with their local partner Roseace, in Islamabad.

Members of the Pakistani Parliament, representatives from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), political parties, international granting agencies, non-government organizations, and the local media were amongst the attendees to this important event.

British Deputy High Commissioner, John Tucknott greeted the ECP’s progress in its proposal to improve Pakistan electoral system and also highlighted how countries all around the world can benefit from voting technologies.

Participants learned about the possibilities new technologies are offering to improve election administration, and Smartmatic´s role leading the ...

Quito, Ecuador, February 23 2014.- For the first time in the democratic history of Ecuador, official results were announced in one hour after polls closed. This was only possible in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, the province in which electronic voting solution was implemented using Smartmatic technology.

“The elections in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas proved that electronic voting –when implemented nationally- will provide all Ecuadorians with a secure, fast and trustworthy vote,” said Antonio Mugica, CEO for Smartmatic.

In order to test different technologies available, the Consejo Nacional Electoral de Ecuador (CNE) used Smartmatic technology to automate the elections of the Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas province.

“The electronic voting implemented in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, on top of being secure, is particularly voter friendly. This technology has been successfully deployed in hundreds of elections worldwide. ...

Nepal, February 12 2014. - During the seminar titled “Voting Technologies as Key Components of Transparent Elections”, world leader in election automation, Smartmatic, promoted e-voting in Nepal last February 12.

The event was organized by the International Center for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) and was headlined by Commissioner Neil Kantha Uprety, chief of Nepal’s election commission; Zurab Kharatishvili, electoral specialist and former chairman of the central election commission of Georgia; and Cesar Flores, President of Smartmatic Asia Pacific.

Nepal electoral commissioner Uprety delivered the opening address and was followed by a talk on “Opportunities and Practices in Using Technologies in the Election Cycle” by Mr. Kharatishvili.  

Cesar Flores presented “Key Studies of Successful and Failed Implementations of Election Technologies”.

Afterwards, a very lively demonstration of Smartmatic´s ...

 

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