Spanish firm shows Internet voting system to Comelec

It can be done. But it is really up to the Commission on Elections, that is if it has the will to push this through. I saw the system and it appears secure and easy to use. The Spanish firm has rolled out the Internet voting system in Europe, and soon Australia and the UK. It pulled out from the US after it realized it was more complicated to bid for projects there, the company said during a briefing in Manila.

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OVERSEAS Filipino workers need not go to their respective embassies to vote next year. That is, if Comelec decides to use the electronic voting system developed by Spanish technology supplier Scytl.

The Spanish company conducted a demonstration at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the presence of lawmakers and their representatives, several overseas Filipino organizations, and the technical working committee of the poll body.

The company showed an encrypted yet simple Internet-based voting system that will allow migrant Filipino workers to cast their votes using computers connected to the Internet.

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