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, 3 Feb 2009 @ 10:53pm


    It seems we are going to just have to wait till the older generation is replaced with younger people that know technology, the good and the bad of it.

    Except a lot of them just don't care. As long as they've got a party to go to this weekend, they're happy. I'm surprised at the number of commenters over on slashdot that see nothing wrong with these kind of election results.

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