The Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño stated that claims there were irregularities in the primary’s electoral process would have been avoided with the use of electronic ballots.
The Popular Democratic Party (PPD) and the New Progressive Party (PNP) denounced irregularities in the primary elections that took place in Puerto Rico last Sunday.
The advantages of electronic voting are very important, for example: “we would have avoided the possible re-count in the senatorial district of Arecibo where the candidate José Emilio González did not appear on the register. In other words, it would not have been possible not to count González votes because the optical reader would identify them and we would not have to wait for the manual count “cross by cross” on the register”.
López Serrano, analyst and candidate for mayoralty in Bayamón has a different opinion: “it seems clear that the electronic scrutiny of ballot papers would be a suitable tool to speed the process up and to reduce the mistakes of the manual process”.