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Sunday, July 2, 2012

Mexico experiments with electronic voting

Mexico experimented with electronic voting in a pilot program Sunday parallel to the vote for president, senators and federal deputies. In Baja California, 16 polling places had electronic voting. No votes were cast for candidates; voters were asked to respond by punching a button about how they felt about the Federal Electoral Institute and why they had voted for the candidates of their choice; voters also were asked verbally whether they would like to see electronic voting instead of using paper ballots. At the Tijuana Technological Institute, most appeared to be favoring it.

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Voters looked over their choices on the experimental electronic voting machines on Sunday at the Tijuana Technological Institute.




Frontera's story Friday about the electronic voting experiment (PDF).