The Canadian municipality of Valemount could be entering the digital age. This year, the town’s votes could be counted with an automated system instead of using the traditional manual method.
Valemount’s Voting Council approved the third draft of a new general election and voting law. The only substantial change to the previous law is the adoption of the counting system.
The automated tally system will cost the town 1,000 dollars more than the old one, according to the corporate director of the community, Braden Hutchinson. He said, “The upside being the accountability, transparency and the quick counting of results.”