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Malaysian public rejects electronic voting system

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  • warren_d_smith31
    The Star Online Nation Wednesday September 20, 2006 Malaysians fear electronic voting system is not fool proof PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian public and
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 20 1:03 PM
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      The Star Online > Nation
      Wednesday September 20, 2006

      Malaysians fear electronic voting system is not fool proof

      PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian public and politicians have rejected the electronic voting
      system for fear that it is not fool proof.

      The Election Commission (EC) has placed the idea on hold although it is prepared to
      introduce this new method of voting, Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid
      Abdul Rahman said on Wednesday.

      The commission had conducted a survey several years ago and most of the people had
      rejected the electronic system which required them to vote using the computer.

      "Politicians also do not trust the system, believing that votes can be tampered with," he
      said, adding that the idea had been put on hold for fear that results would be contested in
      court.

      Abdul Rashid said the cost for having the electronic voting system was minimal and that it
      would be of great help in getting results faster for a huge population.

      Speaking to reporters when receiving Uzbekistan's Central Election Committee chairman
      M. Abdulsalomov here on Wednesday, Abdul Rashid said he would exchange ideas with his
      counterpart and make improvements if need be.

      "Uzbekistan had experienced three general elections while we have had 11 general
      elections, but it does not mean our system is superior. We will share these experiences,"
      he said.

      Abdul Rashid added that by January next year the EC will set up an election academy to
      train EC staff and political party workers. Training will also be offered to foreigners such as
      those from Uzbekistan, he added.
    • brokenladdercalendar
      ... If the electronic voting system isn t (virtually) fool proof, then you need to get a new system. Not using electronic equipment for elections is silly.
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 24 4:39 AM
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        --- In RangeVoting@yahoogroups.com, "warren_d_smith31" <wds@...> wrote:
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        > The Star Online > Nation
        > Wednesday September 20, 2006
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        > Malaysians fear electronic voting system is not fool proof

        If the electronic voting system isn't (virtually) fool proof, then you
        need to get a new system. Not using electronic equipment for
        elections is silly.
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