The technology company, Miru Systems Co., have growing concerns about the South Korean manufactured electronic voting machines in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s upcoming 2018 general elections. Apart from their vulnerability to hacking, there is a possibility that the QR codes used by the electronic voting machines could compromise voter and ballot secrecy. Since the first time that the DRC’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) proposed the use of electronic voting machines for the 2018 general elections, civil society organizations, and pro-democracy movements based in the DRC and around the world have been crying foul. Technical experts and security researchers identified significant similarities between the electronic voting technology currently proposed for implementation in Congo and models previously planned – and ultimately declined – for use in Argentina’s 2017 national elections.
… The electronic voting machines, which were apparently purchased at the cost of $160 million from the South Korean firm, Moru, are the same model of electronic voting machines which Miru sold to Argentina for its elections in 2017. However, Argentina eventually never used the machines citing security concerns including them being vulnerable to hackers.
Despite these security concerns, the DRC’s government, along with CENI, has insisted that it will go ahead to use the electronic voting machines.