ORG 2008 e-counting report released!

The Open Rights Group have released their report on the 2008 London e-counting elections. The key finding is:

“…there is insufficient evidence available to allow independent observers to state reliably whether the results declared in the May 2008 elections for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly are an accurate representation of voters’ intentions.”

Once again voting technology has obscured the counting process and made it impossible for independent observers to have reasonable certainty in the results. A very expensive way to reduce confidence in our elections.

I was at the London count this year, as a Green Party counting agent, and everything in the report fits with what I noted.