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Investigation begins into voting chaos

Posted in voting by ukliberty on May 5, 2007

The BBC:

The Electoral Commission said it had begun “with immediate effect” an investigation into the Holyrood election voting chaos.

The polls have been hit by major problems with seven counts suspended and up to 100,000 ballot papers spoilt.

Technical failures, confusion about how to fill in ballot papers and problems with postal votes have all been blamed. …

I’m not entirely sure why they are bothering.  After all, Jack Straw said only the other day that,

If there is a slightly higher rejection rate, that illustrates that the [electronic counting] system is working properly.