Wednesday, July 02, 2008

London elections not adequately transparent

E-counting London ballotsFlickr photo by secretlondon123

The Open Rights Group has just published its report on May's elections for the London mayor and assembly. A team of 27 ORG observers (including yours truly) observed the procedures at the three e-counting centres following the vote, and has concluded:

“there is insufficient evidence available to allow independent observers to state reliably whether the results declared in the May 2008 elections for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly are an accurate representation of voters’ intentions.”

Needless to say, this is not the way to build voter confidence in the electoral system.

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