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BC Greens Call for Internet Voting

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They are talking about internet voting. I've already contacted some folks in Canada, that is what they mean by "electronic voting" to increase turnout. Their ballots are too simple to justify DRE voting. Internet voting has spread to many municipalities in Canada and a pilot is being promoted for the province of Alberta next.

Canada: B.C. Greens call for electronic voting, new referendum on electoral reform
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- The B.C. Green party says the province should try electronic voting to help boost voter turnout and take another crack at proportional representation in the legislature

Articles against internet voting in today's voting news:

Canada May Join Internet Voting Race To The Bottom
As CTVotersCount readers know we have long opposed internet voting, unless and until a viable mechanism is reviewed and approved by the majority of Computer Scientists, Security Experts and Advocates

Here's a vote against Internet balloting

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Canada: Let's Not Rush Towards Online Voting
What security concerns have to be addressed other than only being able to vote once, password encryption strength, ensuring that evoters haven't also cast physical ballots, etc?

Singapore: Security is crucial
Letter from Goh Jing Xian Manager (Public Education & Training) Elections Department
The Election Department has considered other means of voting such as Internet voting or postal voting for overseas voters. However, these have fundamental challenges of voter authentication, security of the vote and voting secrecy. For these reasons, we have decided not to adopt such voting methods, but to keep to the current polling station-based voting system for overseas voting.


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