I don’t think there is any political society in Bahrain worth its salt that has blessed the forcing through of electronic voting by the government. I agree with them; not only are there technical and security issues associated with this process, there is also a huge political objection (arabic) too which should be addressed.
All this while the CIO (arabic) (Central Informatics Organisation, the data guardian of the Kingdom of Bahrain) has been reassuring everyone that electronic voting is actually okay and nothing untoward will take place.
Although I harbour much respect for the CIO and its good people, they will excuse me for respecting Princeton university in the US a bit more.
So here’s some research into how easy it is to hijack elections through these machines:
Still want to vote electronically?
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