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Voting at upcoming elections will be overwhelmingly by voting machines

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The voting at the early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria on 2 October will once again take place using voting machines even though some political forces sought a return to voting by paper ballots,” Vesselin Todorov, director of the company which, until recently, provided the voting machines, and which is now responsible for the maintenance of the machines said for public service TV BNT. Bulgaria has 12,837 voting machines which, along with the software, are now owned by the Central Electoral Commission.

“The machines are well protected, they are not connected to the internet and cannot be hacked,” Vesselin Todorov said.

Voting by paper ballots will only take place at voting stations with fewer than 300 inhabitants.

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