The Independent Electoral Commission says it is not planning on rolling out an electronic voting system in our country for the next national elections. The Commission’s Mosotho Moepya says South Africans will still stand in queues to vote at the 2014 general elections.
He has been speaking to Newswatch after the Commission revealed it has commissioned a study to look at the advantages of electronic voting. Moepya says they are just trying to find out if South Africa has any challenges in its voting process that can be addressed through electronic voting.
“The work we had commissioned is not work we are doing to bring electronic voting to this country in 2014 for example, it will take a lot longer than that. But it is work that keeps us informed, and for us to inform the electorate and political parties inthis country on what is happening elsewhere in the world,” said Moepya.
“There are many countries that have gone with electronic voting and then have reverted back.”