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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 02:29 PM
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19. You're right. Where did I get the OpScan notion, I wonder?
Here's an article that talks about their system in some detail:

How it Works: Venezuela's New Voting Machines
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June 15th 2004, by Ernesto Villegas/Antonio Mujica - Radio Nacional de Venezuela/VTV

SmartMatic president Antonio Mujica laid to rest all questions about the reliability of the SmartMatic touch screen voting machines to be used in the August 15 presidential recall referendum. Mujica fielded questions in a Sunday night interview conducted by Ernesto Villegas on Venezolana de Television (VTV).

The machine is very portable, which facilitates their logistics (movement and setup) during electoral processes, indicated Mujica. The fourth generation machines weigh about six kilograms, and have a touch screen to register the vote electronically. The machine also prints a paper record that allows the process to be audited. The machines internal electronics were designed from the beginning specifically for electoral events, with security features dedicated to electoral processes.

Mujica refuted rumors appearing in the private media that these machines have been used only for lotteries. This machine was made by Olivetti. We subcontract to that company, which uses its factories in Rome to manufacture these machines. Among many other things, Olivetti makes machines used for lotteries. This seems to be the source of that rumor.

Mujica explained that demonstration machines will be set up throughout the country at commercial centers and plazas, and the National Elections Council (CNE) will conduct an educational campaign.

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