NUS Conference used an electronic counting system for the first time tonight. After it became apparent that the vote on the parts of motion 301 was too close to call, the chair decided to use the brand new voting pad system. This prompted a buzz of excitement among the delegates and a lot of innuendo from the chair: “This is my first time. I haven’t said that in a while.” Cue giggling. After making sure that everyone was clear on how to vote and what the vote was actually about, delegates finally got to enter the 21st century and make their choice electronically. After fifteen seconds, the result appeared on the screen, showing 215 for and 190 against.