By Barb McKay
Huron-Kinloss will use an electronic voting method for the 2014 municipal election, but some members of council are apprehensive.
The township used an electronic voting system from Intelivote Systems, based in
“It wasn’t a very controversial election,” she said.
But councillor Jim Hanna made it clear that he does not want to see the problem repeated.
“What happened in our last election is reprehensible,” he said. “What happened last time put so many people off e-voting. I think it’s the right thing to do, but I don’t want to see that happen again.”
Watson said electronic voting technology has advanced since the 2010 election.
“It is the way everyone is going,” said mayor Mitch Twolan.
Councillor Lillian Abbott said that during the last election some Huron-Kinloss residents were not on the voters’ list. Watson said the problem is with MPAC, which doesn’t always have all the information it needs to update the lists.
“It’s up to the public to ensure that they are on the list,” she added.