• Written by EVoting Communications
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  • April 11th, 2022

Magaly Logan, former President of the Solidarity Association of Employees of Banco Hipotecario de la Vivienda de Costa Rica, praised the EVoting experience.

Banco Hipotecario de la Vivienda (BANHVI) of Costa Rica is a public, non-state-owned bank and the governing body of the National Financial System for Housing (SFNV) in Costa Rica. In February 2022, the BANHVI Solidarity Association of Employees held for the first time the election of its board of directors through electronic voting, together with a virtual assembly. The then President of the entity, Magaly Logan, highlighted this unprecedented experience with EVoting: “the 2 platforms are very user-friendly, easy and efficient”.

The executive pointed out that before carrying out the tests there were some uncertainties, “but everything went very well”. In this context, she highlighted the advice and training provided by EVoting, “in the technical area, the socialization of the tools from the beginning, the explanations and the tests”. She underlined that in the 20 years she has been president of ASOBANHVI, this was the most attended assembly: “We used to have quite a lot of people, between 40 and 50 people, but this time we had around 90 (…); this has been the assembly where we have had more people connected from beginning to end”.

What features of the platforms struck you the most?

Having all the information in real time. In the case of the votes, the speed with which they were computed, having that electronic ballot box was wonderful; knowing that when the votes were closed we already had the results, we found it super efficient.

Then, the real time of the assembly as such, of the opening of the votes for each of the points, the speed with which the information was processed. I think that the availability of the platform gave confidence to the associates, knowing that no issue was going to be closed until we voted on it, which generated even more participation. The use of this interactive platform, which in the end is not only to count the votes, but also allows us to interact in the assembly.

Do you believe that electronic platforms are the future for this type of process?

I am of the idea that this will continue electronically. It is a platform that generates efficiency and not only for the assembly processes of a solidarity association, it seems to me that for the management of other processes, especially where there are elections or where there is deliberation of issues, it is an extremely useful and modern tool.