The digital counting of the votes in Scotland in 2012 appears to have been so smooth that no one’s even mentioning it.
Remembering the demoralising disaster that was the count in 2007, all of the work that has gone into designing and seriously testing the machines used today really paid off.
This count – with the complex transfer of votes until the quota of elected candidates per ward is reached – was fast, seamless and painless. Results started to come through very quick.y and they kept on coming down the line.
This has been an important success – as has been the quietly efficient work by everyone concerned in getting the entire show on the road and keeping it on track.