Election Automation: Is this offered in your country?

June 29, 2009 10:30am CST
Since myLot is available worldwide, I would like myLotters to participate with this discussion. In our country, Election Automation is currently being considered though it looks like it will really not be in success since the election in the Philippines will be on May 2010. However, media are also stating that some progressive countries like Germany, Japan and even US is going back to the manual election.
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• United States
7 Jul 09
I think that whether elections are automated or manual there is still the joy of being able to vote in the first place. All systems have advantages and disadvantages, yet to just be able to vote means that the country in question is on the right track.
@rymebristol (1786)
• Philippines
30 Jun 09
electronic election automation will soon be used in the 2010 National election. some say that the result will be made after 3 days or less but the question is...is it safe? i mean, would there be no more cheating, taking of votes and will it be free from hackers? we will never know until May of 2010 arrives.
@ra1787 (501)
• Italy
29 Jun 09
I live in italy and here the election is all manual, we are given a piece of paper with the list of parties and we must cross the one we want to vote, then at the end of the election there is a group of people that counts the vote for the polling station they are responsible for. The count of the votes last usually for a night, the morning after we know the results. I believe that this system makes harder for people to try to fix the election, since there is actual evidence of the votes.
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@krajibg (11934)
• Guwahati, India
29 Jun 09
Earlier it was all manual voting in India but now we have EVM and this is more user friendly and there is less scope for ragging of votes. I hope the new system would work properly in your country too.
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