How reliable automated election to slow growing nation, can you tell?

Philippines
February 9, 2010 8:33pm CST
Here in my country not so long ago politicians, critic and the people discussed pro's and con's of automated election in which it takes them very long time to decide whether automated gadgets for election was to be purchased, but it did they purchased it anyway and it is very costly millions of pesos (are waste and some of it are put to the wallets of corrupt politicians) without a firm decision of the government and education of the people regarding this automation on election. How about you can you tell?
2 responses
• Singapore
11 Feb 10
Automated voting system are definitely better than manual counting of votes as it minimise human errors. However, whether it helps to accurate reflect the actual result really depends on the transparency of that country. Whether manual or automated, politicians can still manipulate the votes if they have sufficient influence.
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
I am a pessimist and I always assume the worst. What I'm seeing in this automated election cr*p is a way to heighten the scumbags' level of manipulating votes. It may also be a way to stop this coming election and let the current people in power stay where they are. I just hope and pray I'm wrong.