Smartmatic: PH polls set record in fastest transmission of vote results

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PH poll In a press statement, Smartmatic said that compared to the 2010 presidential elections when transmitted results stood only at 17% at 8pm on election day, this year?s transmitted results reached 66% for the same period. The company also stressed that the results were also registered, counted, and published online in real time. “Leveraging technology and the committed effort of the society as a whole, we conducted a record-breaking election which delivered accurate, transparent and legitimate results and contributed to a historic turnout of 81.7%,” said Andres Bautista, chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Antonio Mugica, the chief executive officer of Smartmatic, said the election firm was proud to be part of the largest electronic vote-counting project in history. “In only six years, the Philippines has become a world reference point for automation and well-run elections. This has also been a landmark in electoral automation with the largest ever manufacture and deployment of Vote Counting Machines making this a truly historic moment,” Mugica added. “The Philippines has more than 55 million voters, is made up of over 7,000 islands and has one of the largest diasporas in the world. Quite simply, without technology votes would not have been processed so quickly and efficiently.” In the months before the election, comprehensive audits, reviews, and certifications were conducted to show that the system was fully prepared in terms of speed, reliability and security. On election day on May 9, voters received paper copies of their ballots to validate that the system registered their votes correctly. More than 92,500 of Smartmatic?s vote-counting machines were deployed across 36,805 polling centers for the election. In addition, overseas voting in 18 countries was conducted with Smartmatic technology to process paper ballots. ]]>

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