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?

Filed Under: e-voting, elections, finland

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    Anonymous Coward, 4 Feb 2009 @ 8:16pm

    Before you make fun of the technology, get real.

    Look at the debacle that happened in Minnesota. How many paper ballots did they find under someone's seat? How long did it take to get that election settled? (oh, that's right, it still isn't)

    On a national note, I was happy to see Obama nominate a republican for his cabinet. I guess in 3 weeks, we will learn that Republicans don't pay their taxes either.

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