Although electronic voting is still seen by some as a thing of the future, there are experts in the field with decade’s worth of experience under their belt. This is the case of Robert Cook, Global Administration Sales Operations VP for Smartmatic.

For the last 38 years, Mr. Cook has been involved in the adoption of technology in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, the Philippines and many other countries that today lead the trend towards election automation.

Few other people have a similar understanding of what it takes to automate an election, where we stand today in terms of technology adoption and where we are heading to. “During my career I’ve seen a growing interest in automation,” says Cook. ‘Our industry is in a very special situation as governments and citizens are avidly looking for better ways to channel their dialogue.”

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