[E-voting] Belgium?

Catherine Ansbro cansbro at eircom.net
Thu Jun 2 11:06:34 IST 2005


David,

Could you clarify why it was that Belgium began to ignore the VVAT paper 
ballots and not count them?

When there was a discrepancy, I believe you mentioned that the election 
officials decided not to bother with counting the paper ballots, perhaps 
since the discrepancy wasn't large, and eventually they dropped having 
paper ballots altogether.  Is this accurate?

Were there ever any legal challenges to the fact that the paper ballot 
was no longer being treated as the legal record of the vote, even though 
the Belgian law says that the paper vote should have precedence?

Why was/is there no public challenge?

Catherine




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