Two software companies will demonstrate on Tuesday, January 22 how an electronic voting system could work for Wellesley Town Meeting. The demo, organized by The Committee on Electronic Voting, will allow Wellesley residents to ask questions about why the Committee and the software companies say electronic voting can provide improved transparency at Town Meeting.
The topic of electronic voting has been kicking around since 2013, when it first appeared on the Special Town Meeting warrant. Since then, Committee members have been working out the details such as surveying Town Meeting members on their thoughts about an electronic voting system; reviewing interviews from other towns that use electronic voting for their Town Meetings; ironing out potential bylaw language; interviewing tech companies; and working on how to present the idea to the Board of Selectmen, Town Meeting, and residents.
Contact chair Pete Jones at [email protected] with questions or comments. For those unable to attend either presentation, Wellesley Media will record both meetings.