Citizens from Sarnia-Lambton gather to voice their concerns with the e-voting system

E-Voting Concerns Sarnia Seniors

A new voting system is causing a stir among senior citizens in the Sarnia-Lambton community.

Council passed a resolution last November to go to telephone and internet balloting and do away with the traditional paper method for next years municipal election.  

A group of over 70 people gathered Friday afternoon to express their concerns and discuss what they can do to ensure a paper-ballot option.  Many feel the system isn’t secure or confidential, while others talked about how moving towards e-voting would take away their ability to vote.

“Some don’t understand these new telephones or don’t have computers,” said one man in attendance.  “This system is taking away our constitutional right to vote.”

The Seniors Association collected 64 signatures in support of a paper-ballot option and plans on collecting more to present to council on Monday.