Member of the Electoral Reform Group, Antony LeBlanc questioned the efficiency of the use of indelible ink in general elections, at a panel discussion held at the DPSU building on Tuesday evening
Member of the electoral reform group, Antony LeBlanc, at the panel discussion held at the DPSU building on Tuesday evening, questioned the efficiency of the indelible ink used in general elections.
Leblanc addressed the issue of the removal of the adherence of the indelible ink; however, he said the issue is bigger than whether or not the ink can be removed effectively.
According to Leblanc, indelible ink has been employed as a method since 1985 until electors worldwide “became smart”.
“The major administrative benefit of issuing voter ID cards as an effective alternative to indelible ink is a relatively more sanitized voters list,” stated LeBlanc.
He also believes a greater confidence of the voting public in the ability of the electoral commission, through the operating office of the chief election officer, in preventing electors from voting more than once in the same election, to be a significant benefit.
LeBlanc also briefly discussed the possible benefits of machine-readable voter ID cards accompanied with an electronic data base and the voters list.
Member of the electoral reform group, Antony LeBlanc
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