Lombardy: Italy’s first fully automated election in country’s most populous region

On October 22, the Italian region of Lombardy held an autonomy referendum. To organize such crucial vote, authorities relied on Smartmatic as technology and services provider.

24,700 touch screen voting machines were deployed across the entire region to capture the vote of the 7,895,484 eligible voters.  

This was Italy’s first fully automated election. With nearly 10 million inhabitants, Lombardy is Italy’s most populated region.

Lombardy is also the most prosperous region in Italy, with GDP per capita about 35% higher than the European average.