[E-voting] E-voting/e-counting chaos in scotland

Casey, Dermot (GE Money) Dermot.Casey at ge.com
Fri May 4 09:34:28 IST 2007

Heard on RTE this morning that there were serious problems with the
Scotish election with regard to e-voting (in this case its e-counting of
ballot papers)

BBC Are saying http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/6623287.stm

"The polls have been hit by major problems with seven counts suspended
and an unprecedented number of spoilt ballots papers recorded.There are
fears the national figure for spoilt ballots could exceed 100,000.

A statement from the Scotland Office it was important that the Electoral
Commission looked into the issues "as a matter of urgency".

It said: "Obviously, in various places, serious technical failures have
arisen to delay the announcement of results."

The Scotland Office said these failures must be investigated by DRS, the
company which operates the electronic counting system. 

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