Finland Certifies Election, Despite 2% Of Votes Lost Due To Computer Issues

from the what's-1%-here-or-there? dept

In the latest sad saga concerning e-voting mishaps, it appears that Finland's courts have agreed to certify a recent election, despite approximately 2% of the votes not being counted (found via Slashdot). Also, there were additional problems as it's been discovered that despite the requirement for an "anonymous election" the voting software stored identifying information, along with how each voter voted. Oops. Once again, we're left wondering why various governments keep trusting such questionable equipment?

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    Ben (profile), 4 Feb 2009 @ 6:04am

    a reason why governments might like e-voting

    "Once again, we're left wondering why various governments keep trusting such questionable equipment?"

    this may be a tin-foil hat thought but

    ... perhaps because they know something we don't about how they might make use of the equipment and its vagaries for their own ends?

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