UK government not making democracy easy or fun – no "e-voting" for the UK

Gary Cutlack Intellectual Property, Internet, Software, Web 2.0 2 Comments

no-evoting-for-uk.jpgIf you want to exercise your demographic right to say you’d rather have a blue politician representing you than a red one, you’re going to have to carry on with the tiresome old ‘ticking boxes with a pen’ system – there will be no “e-voting” for the likes of us any time soon.

Michael Wills, the minister for justice, told parliament that “The Government does not plan to introduce e-voting for the 2009 European or local elections,” meaning it’s off to the local primary school with your little postcard of power.

It’s hardly surprising – e-voting systems are never popular. People just don’t trust computers. In America, e-voting machines were blamed for inflicting George W. Bush on the world and, over here, the e-machines didn’t go down very well in the London mayoral elections when we got Boris. They seem to result in idiots winning.

(Via ITP)

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By Gary Cutlack | October 27th, 2008

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    Good for them! That whole e-voting show was getting on my nerves.

  • gran turismo 5 cheats

    Elections are not meant to be fun and entertaining although in recent years they have turned into a circus show.