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Willemstad, January 11th 2010.- The Electoral Council of Curaçao announced that it will carry out Parliamentary Elections by next February 26th, where it will be using Smartmatic?s voting solution for. This will mark the third time this technology is used in the largest populated island of the Netherland Antilles, an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Previously, Smartmatic participated in the 2007 General Council election, and last year in the Autonomic Referendum. Both electoral events were regarded as flawless, and solidified the confidence the Government of Curaçao has placed upon Smartmatic?s Voting Technology.

In the January 22nd election, Curaçao voters will be able to choose 14 representatives for the Parliament. There will be 152 voting machines deployed throughout the island, each machine having two electronic ballots in order to expand the available options, and to enable people to cast votes with ease.

Smartmatic will be in charge of preparing and optimizing the existing machines. Also, the company will configure the voting system for all the events included in the election, such as audits, try outs, training and actual voting, as well as technical support and training.

''Once again our technology will be used to serve democracy in Curaçao, where we have built an excellent relationship with the Electoral Council, based on trust,  that has translated into clean and reliable elections'' said Samira Saba, Marketing and Communications manager of Smartmatic.

The voting technology used in Curaçao has been also successfully implemented in the USA, Latin America and Asia. Smartmatic's voting technology stands apart due to its many advantages, among them its capacity to support multiple audits applying different methods and at different times, namely, before, during and after an election.

About Smartmatic

Smartmatic is a multinational company that designs and deploys technological solutions aimed at helping governments fulfill, in the most efficient way, their commitments with their citizens. It is one of the largest cutting-edge technology suppliers, with a wide and proven experience in the United States, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Smartmatic's competitive strength lies on its cutting-edge technology and expertise in three key areas: Election Solutions, Identity Management Solutions and Public Safety Solutions.