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Electronic Counting

Votes at the Local Government elections in May 2012 will be counted electronically.

Given the complexity of the vote transfer mechanisms involved with this form of STV, manual counting a STV election is complex and time-consuming compared to a traditional first past the post election.  E-counting automates the process of counting and applying the formula at the various stages, taking hours to determine a result rather than days.

In October 2010, following a procurement exercise,  the contract to deliver the e-counting solution was awarded to Logica and their partner OPT2VOTE.