There were farcical scenes at the Welsh Assembly today as the chamber's electronic voting system appeared to break down.
Unlike Westminster, the 60 Assembly Members vote at their seats, with the results displayed on screen within seconds.
After a routine vote on the Assembly's timetable today, the board showed a tied vote of 26 votes each, leaving three votes unaccounted for.
After the vote Culture Minister Alun Pugh said the screen was "clearly not correct" and asked for the vote to be retaken.
Had the tied vote stood, Presiding Officer Lord Elis-Thomas would have had to use his casting vote against the motion.
Lord Elis-Thomas adjourned the Assembly's session for five minutes while officials checked the computer systems.
The delay was all the more embarrassing for the Assembly as the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee were in Cardiff Bay today on a fact-finding mission to see what Westminster could learn from Wales.
After about five minutes the vote was retaken and the motion passed by 29 votes to 26.
Lord Elis-Thomas said: "Therefore the business statement is carried. But we will, of course, review the voting system after what just happened."
The electronic system continued to cause problems later in the afternoon.
After a vote on a statutory order on adoption agencies ran into difficulties, Deputy Presiding Officer John Marek, who had replaced Lord Elis-Thomas in the chair, suggested AMs take an electronic card in their computer "out and back, and then re-vote".
Peter Black (Labour, Blaenau Gwent) said: "As we descend into farce on world television, perhaps we can use the lobbies that are here."
Mr Marek said: "I'm well aware that there are some members who find e-mail and electronic communication difficult. As this is not contentious, I propose we do this on a show of hands."
AMs then voted on a show of hands on a series of statutory orders.