The Oscars to introduce electronic voting system

Thursday January 26, 2012

Potential Oscar winners will now be a click away from winning a trophy.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that it has partnered with a company to develop an electronic voting system for next year's 85th annual Academy Awards.

The motion picture academy says it entered into an agreement with Everyone Counts Inc. to work exclusively with long-time accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers to create the new system.

Oscar voting in the past has been compiled through paper ballots sent through the mail.

Ric Robertson, the Academy's Chief Operating Officer, said in a statement that it's the first step the Academy is taking "toward developing a secure and convenient electronic voting system."

Thenominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards – which will be held on February, 26 2012 – were announced on January 24.

Read more on the Oscars 2012 here 

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