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Visiting Indonesian lawmakers find Germany no longer implementing e-voting

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Jakarta | Mon, March 20, 2017 | 03:37 pm
Visiting Indonesian lawmakers find Germany no longer implementing e-voting Polling station officers in Panisihan village, Maosa district, Cilacap, Central Java, count ballots during the regency’s election day on Feb.15. (JP/Agus Maryono)

During its working visit to Germany, the special committee tasked with deliberating the election bill found that the country was no longer implementing e-voting because it was prone to hacking.

The committee was on a controversial working visit to Germany and Mexico, from March 11 to 16. 

"We confirmed in Germany that e -voting is just as problematic. There is no supporting data and its prone to hacking," committee member Johnny G. Plate said at the legislative complex in Senayan, as quoted by kompas.com on Monday.

Johnny said at the beginning of the election bill discussion, the committee determined that the one major problem surrounding elections in Indonesia was the high number of election disputes.

Geographical challenges also served as obstacles in monitoring traditional ballot counting across the archipelagic nation. The committee then came up with the idea of implementing  e-voting, e-counting and e-witnessing.

The NasDem Party politician said his faction believed e-voting was not necessary. (dis/wit)

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