British Virgin Islands to use e-tabulating machines in general elections for the first time

British Virgin Islands legislators passed a law, the Elections (Amendment) Act 2019, in January that will allow electronic voting with e-tabulating machines, removing the requirement for ballots to be counted by hand. The hope is that with the proclamation of the law, and the introduction of the machines which count ballots will lead to greater efficiency in general elections. The Office of the Supervisor of Elections has made the machines available for public testing to ensure voters are comfortable with the process ahead of the elections. The upcoming 25 February elections are the first time the e-tabulating machines will be used.