Bye bye anonymous voting?

A few years back we had electronic voting machines. After Wij vertrouwen stemcomputers niet found various weaknesses in the system (you could manipulate results and read a person’s vote through EM radiation), we the Dutch were back to red pencils and voting ballots.

Last year we got mandatory fingerprints in your passports shoved down out throats. As far as I know our (still demissionary) cabinet has only been talking about storing fingerprints in a central database, but considering their past decisions it’s likely our privacy gets shot to hell again.

Now combine the ballots with fingerprints and who can guarantee there won’t be a mischievous department or organisation trying to match fingerprints on ballots with an unwelcome vote? Think about it…

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