Automated voting has been a culture of political voting ever since technology took over. Developments of application makers such as WaveMaker rapid development gave way for easier counting of polls during elections, and in their claim, a more reliable method of counting without a hint of bias.
The Automated Electoral Process
Years of using this system have brought about many issues and arguments, but for the less fortunate countries with not so developed technological reach, more downfalls came with using such. For example, the country of the Philippines has tirelessly complained about voting results that do not reflect in real-time, because of internet issues. This issue has been prevailing for the years that the country has used automated voting machines, and up to date, it is still the reason why the country is experiencing unreliable election results, that comes with so much questioning from their countrymen.
Also, some votes cannot be read quite accurately since others are not lenient towards proper shading that will result in their votes being voted correctly. With these, different factors are considered for a successful election. Factors may include proper input, vote recording, data encryption and transmission, and the proper tabulation of counted votes.
What really brings about the need and opting for automated voting is that it is initially intended for bringing speed in counting votes from all around the cities of a country, and making sure that every ballot cannot tamper with any illegalities. Also, using this method cost cuts the part of paying for people to operate the whole election process which in the long run of using caters to the decreased cost for yearly elections.
The electoral process should always be a celebration of democracy and the freedom to elect rightful people for the people of the country, and with this thought, everything most importantly the part of the voting process itself should be fast, easy and most importantly transparent and reliable.