What are the implications of TV text and e-voting cock-ups for government plans for e-voting in real elections ?

With more new coming forward that after weeks of bad news about e-voting scams, 10,000 votes from last week's ITV Gameshow marathon were not counted, it makes you wonder if there is actually a problem with technology at the moment which means that electronic forms of remote voting simply are not stringent enough in their checks and are not robust enough in their design to accurately handle voting. If so, what are the implications for the government's attempts to extend e-voting ?

It is clear that text voting has had numerous problems highlighted in recent week, yet this is a way the government want to go whilst phone voting problem occurred at the BBC when on Blue Peter the computer holding all the names and numbers crashed. People always argue that industry and business lead the way in all technologies, and this has a trickle down effect for the rest of us and for the public sector. It appears in this case that the private sector and industry still don't know how to do e-voting in a secure way. If this is so, can we be sure that the government's own systems are secure enough for elections ?

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