SMS can be a powerful tool and a cost effective way to get a message to someone quickly with little effort. The kiddies love it in Europe and it’s starting to catch on here. Plus, there are no dangling chads to deal with.
Huh, chads? Oh ya, they’re using SMS to vote now in Switzerland. Heidi would be proud!
Regine at textually.org writes:
The first ever SMS vote is taking place in Switzerland with the residents of Bülach using mobile phone text messages to decide on speed restrictions in the town, reports Swiss Info.
The Bülach vote will be followed by similar ballots in two other communities also in canton Zurich, after which the federal authorities will decide whether to roll out text voting throughout the country.