The Irrigation Department (DGI) of Mendoza in Argentina adopted electronic voting for its forthcoming election of provincial delegates and irrigation inspectors. The use of e-voting system speeds ballot counting so results will be known within 2 hours.
Mendoza farmers holding a public water concession (enrolled in the DGI) will elect their representatives corresponding to the five watershed inspection centers. The elected candidates will serve for the next four (4) years.
The electronic voting system is based on the use of a touch screen machine where voters select their candidates and confirm their choices. A voting receipt is printed, including a photo of the selected candidates along with their full names and a bar code consisting of the inspection center code, candidate code and a random 12-digit number to distinguish repeated votes. The vote is placed in an envelope and finally in the ballot box.