I don't believe the scale of the problem is large enough to warrant such a massive privacy invasion, and these couple of thousand votes will not have had any material effect on the election outcome.
There are plenty of other reforms (such as optional preferential) which take a much higher priority.
I will be working on the rerun of the senate and while some bigger booths used electronic voting for house of reps, the cost is astronomical, the training, the machines, the updates etc...They are working on it, but its still a while away, and it will still be fallible
There would be other benefits such as instant data on those that did not vote, instant counting etc. The actual functionality of it wouldn't need to be terribly complex, not like high end insurance/billing/finance systems but the requirements documenting and testing would need to be super duper thorough and not pressured by a looming election/political pressure to ensure that it functions as required. (eg Qld Health payroll anyone?!)
I know we'll cop a lot of abuse from people at the rerun senate who'll complain at being asked if they've previously voted, complain at waiting in line, complain at stating there full name....
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