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20 Jan 2019
Prime Minister Office
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Mechanical counting of votes

The election department plans to introduce mechanical counting of votes in the next general election.

While this is one small improvement, it does not save much time. The ballot papers still have to be sorted into different stacks before they are counted. 

I suggest that online voting be introduced. There are concerns about the integrity of the voting process, as the database could be hacked and the votes altered. This risk can be addressed. It is explained in this website

A well designed online voting system can be more secure than a manual system. It also allows the citizens to vote on many issues or ballots, including giving their personal votes on policy issues (like in a referendum).

I urge the people in charge to consider the merits of introducing an online voting system. 

Tan Kin Lian 


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