> At least with the existing system, nobody has
> suggested that there was anything underhand involved, but with a process
> as opaque as the electronic system used last week, you can be sure that
> the conspiracy theories would have abounded.
Absolutely. But such is the price of change.
I expect in 20 years time we will be wondering how we ever managed to vote
without doing it electronically. Presumably voting by then will be done over
the Internet using a smartcard and a linux powered fridge.
FWIW I would trust electronic voting much more than the manual process, in
the same way that I trust Internet banking over personally queueing to
manage my accounts. Of course, the electronic voting process would have to
be much more transparent than the one used in this election.
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