The Electoral Commission (EC) has expressed the wish to adopt the electronic voting system in the next general election because it will solve many problems in the election process.
“It is our wish because it will solve a lot of our problems”, the Deputy Chairman of the EC (Operations), Mr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, responded to a question posed by the Daily Graphic as to whether electronic voting would be used in Election 2012. He, however, indicated that electronic voting would be applied only if the system was ready by the time of holding the next general elections.
Mr Kantanka made the submissions after an interaction with two delegations from The Netherlands Institute of Multiparty Democracy and the Parliament of Mozambique. The two delegations were in the country as guests of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) to interact with key political stakeholders in the country and, for the Mozambican delegation in particular, to learn more about the positive strides Ghana had made in democratic governance and conduct of elections.
There have been calls from the general public for the adoption of electronic voting in Election 2012, but Mr Kantanka said “If everything goes on well, we will use the system for the 2012 elections”.
Full Article: EC Hopes To Use E-Voting In 2012 – ModernGhana.com.