Electronic voting to be introduced in 2013

The Elections Commission (EC) has decided to introduce electronic voting for the upcoming presidential election in 2013.

The decision was made with unanimous support of the five members on the commission.

The EC said in a press statement today that the commission would make recommendations to parliament to amend elections laws to allow use of electronic facilities.

A task-force is to be formed shortly to formulate plans to obtain the facilities, build public confidence and raise awareness.