Saturday, May 29, 2004
New Questions Arise About Touch-Screen Voting Machines
In audit of iVotronic's performance in a Florida city, 162 ballots failed to appear, flaw was slow to surface
Linux Insider - 11/10/03
Canada Marks First Internet Election in North America
Eastern Ontario voters today were allowed to vote by Internet or telephone -- but not by paper ballot -- in what is being called the first all-electronic election of North America.
Despite e-voting security issues in the United States that have pitted some researchers, publishers and ISPs against Diebold Election Systems, the Linux-based voting system used in the Ontario election is as secure as or more secure than financial industry transactions, CanVote president Joe Church told TechNewsWorld.
Electronic Voting Offers Opportunities and Presents Challenges (Highlights) (PDF)
Electronic Voting Offers Opportunities and Presents Challenges (full report) (PDF, 2.8MB)
Thursday, May 27, 2004
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
"Security remains a primary concern," said Miriam Gennaro, an Elections Canada spokesperson.
The agency is reviewing e-voting practices around the world but for now, most voters see "a potential for fraud. The risk is just too great right now to facilitate e-voting at this time."
The idea of allowing electronic voter registration via the Internet was also been cast aside.
"The technology remains largely untested," Gennaro said.
So for Canadians, this election will be a lot like previous ones.
yay Elections Canada
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
California, Here We Come (Again)
The saga of electronic voting in California is about to begin a new chapter as Secretary of State Kevin Shelley gets ready to recertify nearly all of the e-voting machines that he decertified last month.