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Sunday, May 16, 2004

Australian IT - May 4, 2004
Jury still out on hi-tech polling

No form of e-voting will emerge in Australia until at least the end of the decade, says Australian Electoral Commission election systems and policy director Tim Evans.

A proposal to begin an e-voting project, offering online access to those who would otherwise vote by postal ballot, has been rejected by the parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters.

The reason: the politicians don't trust the technology.
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