It is believed that this successful exercise could be replicated in various clubs as Rotarians are noted to be busy people in general. The election was held on the 22nd of December, 2017 between 11:45 am to 11:45 pm.
Accra-Ghana 3rd January 2018–The Rotary Club of Accra Spintex has broken new ground in digital democracy. The club, which has been known for aggressively marketing and re-enforcing the Rotary brand with its strong online presence has increased membership by 35% over the past 18 months.
With a tech-savvy and a relatively younger population, Accra-Spintex probably became the first Rotary club in Africa to hold an election allowing club members scattered across the globe to cast ballots securely over the Internet. Twenty –Three (23) members, representing 74.19% of the club membership, participated in this historic online elections for club officials for the new rotary year 2018/2019. Assistant Governor (AG) Jack Andrews Dotsey who supervised the election hailed the electoral process as a success.
The best thing about this e-voting process is the convenience, transparency, and time saving factor. With mobile phones and computers acting as voting machines, voting was scheduled, automatically launched with each member notified, ended and collated without human intervention, making monitoring easy. In a paper ballot, the vote counting process can be quite tedious and time-consuming.