Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Vote early, vote often

David Hencke is hugely sceptical of the e-voting trials taking place during this Thursday's local elections (thanks, Owen!):

It is not that problems have not already arisen elsewhere. Quebec has a moratorium on the use of electronic voting machines because they are not regarded as reliable and the US has cancelled plans to allow the military to vote on the internet because of fears it was not secure.

Not so the gung-ho attitude of the men and women from the DCA. If things go wrong next Thursday, they will deserve opprobrium. I only hope the Electoral Commission — which this time did bark to warn of the problems — has the guts to bite them, and hard, when it comes to its report on how these elections were run.

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