According to the National Election Council (CNE) the system used for the Venezuelan elections can be completely trusted as it provides multiple audit opportunities.
In a report available on their webpage, the CNE also states that Venezuelans “use the voting devices, model Smartmatic Automated Election Systems (SAES) as an innovative alternative, 100% secure and auditable, for automated elections”.
The transparency the Venezuelan voting system (SAES) offers will be enhanced by the Integral Authentication System (SAI). This new system allows for the biometric authentication and voting session activation to guarantee the principle of one voter one vote.
This same report stresses the fact that the system also guarantees the total secrecy of the vote.