Returning officer advises against electronic vote counting for Calgary
Calgary returning officer Barbara Clifford says it’s hard to justify the cost of buying electronic voting machines for city elections.
If Calgary’s returning officer gets her way, the next election night will still be all about the hands — the poll staff manually counting ballots, and the candidates chewing their nails as they await the slow trickle of results.
Barb Clifford will recommend Monday that council avoid joining other large Canadian cities that electronically count votes, because she worries it’s a prohibitive expense. --->>>