Tuesday, October 12, 2004

The continued uselessness of our vote-counters

It's now been revealed that the results of seven councils are in doubt and may be overturned because the vote-counters, Electionz, failed to process some votes! It could be a week before we know the results and those of the eighteen district health boards. Purportedly the excuse for the long delays being given is "lack of resources". Given the amount of work required to count votes is known and the complexities of STV could have easily been researched by a trip to Oz, I can only conclude that Electionz won their contracts on the basis of false statements in their tender. At the very least before the next election, they should change the name of their company. Based on their performance, I suggest VOTE-BUFFOONZ.