Delays in the selection and contracting of companies that will implement the technical implementation of remote Internet and face-to-face electronic voting from overseas are a concern in complying with the tight timing of the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s election calendar. This, in addition to the billowing allegations of misconduct recklessly by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly in front of the media, has sparked heated debates and rifts that show the collegial body to be disjointed and self-destructive.
The controversy is based on the TSE’s lack of agreement and unreasonable delay in hiring one of the eight companies considered in the direct contract process set forth in the Foreign Suffrage Special Law. highly approved. In the face of this and other reforms, the Tokyo Stock Exchange has remained silent on exercising its constitutional role on election issues, and today is being hounded. The voting system must start on June 3rd.
The original deficiencies of this improvised method of implementing electronic voting have been related to delays in the administration and parliament approving the regulation, in practice allowing the concept to mature and ensuring its implementation. needed more time. Ultimately, the law came into being without any differences in the design of the agreement or the type of documents used to identify voters. Current and expired DUI. Duplicate addresses within a constituency. Gaps in voter registration overseas and lack of inter-agency coordination mechanisms under the leadership of TSE. This has imposed the numbers of direct contract from the calculation of rushing legislation, and, like so many other habitual cases in this administration of government, the absence of due administrative processes and the absence of a sound national guarantee. I must add failure. Transparent public tenders.
Delays in legal approval and the failure to obtain an agreement to hire the company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange could set off a “domino effect”, causing cascading delays that impact designs through haste and lack of time. There is Software security, full and thorough testing starting June 3rd, logistics distribution of technology, and above all, audits to prove operating system transparency and excellent performance, to ensure the system is secure. We guarantee that Comply with the planned and contracted terms of commission.
The government’s decision to take this quick-fix approach to reform has caused the cost of holding election events to skyrocket compared to the previous year. 2009 = $23,014,435. 2012 = $26,841,750. 2014 = $40 million. 2015 = $36 million. 2018=$39,981,865. 2019=$27,541,452. 2021 = $45 million. 2024 = 129 million. However, this increase in the cost of holding elections does not solve problems related to the democratic quality of the electoral process.
Despite significant budget increases, structural problems, such as the low political participation of young people as voters and candidates, remain prevalent and have not been adequately addressed. Policies and actions are not designed to increase women’s participation and representation. There are no concrete measures to guarantee the rights of minorities. Furthermore, imbalances in the rules and playing field in election campaigns have not been resolved and efforts have not been made to overcome absenteeism rates within the company. On the contrary, participation has declined in the last presidential election, which displayed the highest level of voter participation. 2004=67%, 2004=67%. 2009 = 62%. 2014 = 56%. 2019 = 51%.
In addition to the problems mentioned above, we have to blame the delay in updating the residence ballot map to keep vote centers closer to where voters live. Lack of effective campaigns to update the addresses of the tens of thousands of voters whose addresses have changed and who find it difficult to get close to voting. Election administration over social networks and alternative means of communication. And most serious is the poor performance of the TSE jurisdiction, the premier electoral judge.
For now, we have to wait and see if it affects our voting rights.