Wasaga Beach is considering a switch to internet and telephone voting for the next municipal election. Council has given town clerk Twyla Nicholson the green light to explore the voting methods and provide additional information to council members. The next municipal election is not until October 2014. If approved, telephone and online voting would replace the touch screen voting terminals used in the last two elections.
… Nicholson said the cost of the new voting system would be comparable to the use of voting terminals, estimated at $33,100 for the proposed system compared to about $32,500 for the voting terminals, and the results would be tallied instantly. She said the system is less secure than supervised voting but “precautions are taken to ensure council and the public that the security and integrity of any system deployed meets the highest of standards”.
Nicholson is proposing two weeks of advance voting and voting locations would be set up for those that are not comfortable voting online or by telephone.
Full Article: Wasaga clerk proposes online, telephone voting.