[E-voting] Scotland to scan STV ballot papers in 2007

Ciaran Quinn election at polarbears.com
Sun Aug 27 15:37:17 IST 2006


Scotland will be using STV for its local elections on 3rd May 2007.

The votes will be counted electronically. People will vote with paper 
ballots and the ballot papers will then be scanned. The scanners can 
scan 3000 to 5000 votes per hour. I wonder how much the Scottish system 
cost?

Link:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/5062236.stm
http://www.highland.gov.uk/yourcouncil/committees/strategicandselectcommittees/renewingdemocracyandcommunityplanning/2006-8march-rendem-min.htm

The second link raises concerns that the votes are not visible while 
being scanned and that the scanners have to undergo regular maintenance 
during the count.

Ciaran



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