Elections & Government Departments


Smith & Ouzman has a long tradition of working with election bodies and government departments around the world.

Overseas Ballot

The right to vote is fundamental to our society and is rapidly becoming the case in many developing nations. Our innovation in the production of election materials has put us at the forefront of many overseas election projects.

We have supplied presidential, parliamentary, local elections and referendums and have played a part in the progress of democracy in developing nations. Click here to see our declaration.

In-house production

For democracy to work, strict procedures need to be adhered to and that’s why best practice for procurement is so vital. At Smith & Ouzman we have the products, processes and experience that is essential for the successful delivery of electoral and government print projects.

Our complete in-house production capability includes design, printing, personalisation and dispatch, combined with a fully secure data handling facility, which ensures complete control throughout every project.

Our high speed print and personalisation equipment allows us to meet the requirements of government departments in a fast, efficient and cost competitive manner.

We pride ourselves on our ability to meet very tight and immovable deadlines. Our sophisticated mailing systems can adapt to very high or low volumes always with the same result – on time delivery without exception.

Global Security Print

Ballot papers

Tally forms

Extended length ballot papers

Record books

Voter cards

OMR amendment forms

Secure Multi-Media


Digital personalisation

Internet registration

Candidate data handling

Secure Mailing

Security envelopes

Security bags

Polling booths

Logistics management

“We believe that our products and services have contributed to the expansion of democracy and education in post-conflict and developing nations across the world.”

Technology that can be incorporated into election or government documents includes:

  • Unique identifying mark and security mark
  • Official, impactful, security design and guilloche patterns
  • High quality watermarked paper with fluorescing UV fibres for added security
  • A woven thread in the paper – similar to banknotes
  • Holograms and optically variable devices
  • Personalised microtext and invisible UV print
  • Reactive ink, sequential numbering, barcoding and secure labelling