For the first time in Peru electronic voting will be part of the June 5 presidential election, reports La Républica. This marks the beginning of the new electoral era in Peru and the district chosen to start this new experience is Pacarán, located in Cañete.
“We already have a team in place and have installed the hardware and software to be used in Pacarán, which has 1,350 voters,” said Ricardo Saavedra, head of IT Projects for the national elections office.
Saavedra said that electronic voting will be a gradual process and will expand for the November elections.
“In this case we will also choose a district that has between 1,200 and 1,500 voters to implement the electronic system. And according to the budget and also considering training and logistics, we will implement and expand the project,” Saavedra said.