Election 2007: Lessons to learn from others

Super geek Pierce Omidyar ain’t only about the web. In his article back in 2004, he outlined why candidates running for elective posts should make sure their votes are well counted. The same can’t be truer for the elections coming up in 2007. Candidates should have volunteers who would be at every polling booths to tally the votes as they are being counted. That is another good way to counter rigging in the next general elections.At least, with wide spread usage of GSM, it cost absolutely next to nothing to send election results via SMS to a central place that is collating as INEC is doing its own. In fact, once everybody knows that everybody is following the count, the brazen attitude of rigging and substitution would be curtailed. A word is enough for the wise.

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