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Monday, September 27, 2004

Swiss national e-voting

Two Faces of Electronic Voting
Slashdot - September 27, 2004

Swiss e-vote gets thumbs up

SWITZERLAND HAS managed to stage what it thinks is the first legally binding internet vote in a national referendum.

More than 2720 people in four Geneva suburbs, about one in five voters in the region who took part, voted online on questions including naturalisation laws, maternity leave and postal reform.

The vote followed a number of successful online local council elections, and although 90 per cent of voters still used the traditional method of papers and booths the poll is being hailed as a step toward virtual democracy.

Personally I prefer, you know, REAL democracy.
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