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Electoral commission to showcase electronic voting machine

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 - 09:00

The electoral commission is set to showcase an enhanced electronic voting machine tomorrow, supposedly to be used in the 2019 general elections.

Project coordinator Gabriel Seeletso says the organisation will exhibit a machine with paper trail, otherwise known as Voter –Verified Paper Audit Trail, VVPAT, even though this is not provided for in the electoral Act.

The move comes after civil society groups, opposition parties and other critics, rejected the EVM with no paper trail. The Botswana Congress Party has since taken the matter to court, arguing that an EVM without a paper trail, contravenes voter’s constitutional right inherent in the right to vote.

Seeletso has defended their decision saying there is nothing wrong in showcasing the EVM with a paper trail.

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