Polling problems in UK lead to calls for e-voting

| 09/05/2010

(BBC): Voting electronically could prevent future problems at election polling stations, some experts claim. The US is planning to introduce e-voting and India has already had it in place for some time. However the British Electorial Commission has expressed concerns about the security of such systems. The 2010 UK election was marred for those unable to vote within the designated time frame, due to long queues. David Monks is a local authority chief executive, and chair of Solace, the Society for local authority chief executives’ electoral matters panel. "What we’ve got here is a very Victorian system, that many Solace members have argued is much in need of modernisation," he said.

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