Thursday, April 15, 2010

Electoral Council Warns Against Colombia's Election System

Marco Emilio Hincapie is the President of the National Electoral Council in Colombia. He reported on the council's findings that the electoral system in Colombia is inefficient. He said that the current system is "unreliable," because of such factors as "poor management of information" and "excessive manipulaion of documents." Also, it is too slow in counting votes. Although Hincapie urged the government to implement electronic voting, he has not received a response. Electoral Observation Mission, an NGO based in Bogota, alleged that votes were bought in Colombia's March 14 election; and authorities suspect fraudulent activity in the ballot count.
Hincapie wants to have a new voting system before Colombia's presidential elections on May 30.

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