Archive for the ‘Electronic Voting’ Category

Roche on the rationale for evoting

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Thanks to the ICTE list I've read a transcript of yesterday's Dáil debate on electronic voting, including this comment from Minister Dick Roche:The Government decision in February 2000 to move to electronic voting and counting in Ireland aimed at securing a broad range of identified benefits compared to the current ...

The saga of Jim March and evoting in San Diego

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

One of the stranger electronic voting items I've encountered in recent days was the story of the charges filed against activist Jim March (of Black Box Voting) in San Diego:Jim March, a member of the Black Box Voting board of directors, was arrested Tuesday evening for trying to observe the ...

Problems with Irish voting register

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

I meant to post about this earlier, but I think my draft got lost in a computer crash. I first heard about the story thanks to my mother, who provides me with a very efficient media monitoring service on the various issues in which I'm interested. The story was also ...

AWC campaign administrivia

Monday, January 31st, 2005

The At What Cost? domain expired today, and the other organisers and myself decided earlier this month not to renew it at this point, as the campaign is currently in a low-activity mode and does not have a pressing need for the 'catchy' public contact point. The At What Cost ...

Gov’t plans to introduce evoting without VVAT

Sunday, December 12th, 2004

It seems the Irish government is hoping to introduce its electronic voting system - perhaps within 18 months for the referendum on the EU constitution - quite possibly without even a voter verified audit trail. The war's not over....

Voting machine problems, or inadequate voter problems?

Friday, October 29th, 2004

A fascinating aspect of electronic voting is that when problems occur some people believe it must be a people problem - we just have the wrong type of voter obviously. The fact that a machine fails regularly when used by ordinary people should perhaps indicate that the technology is inappropriate. (Thanks ...

Fun! Fun! Fun! Ballot problems in the US already!

Monday, October 18th, 2004

Who'd-a thunk? Early voting started in Florida today, and it's already seen problems:A Democratic state legislator said she was not given a complete absentee ballot when she opted for paper instead of the electronic method, as she is legally entitled to do.Add this to the strange absentee ballot for Michigan ...

CJR on evoting

Wednesday, August 11th, 2004

The Columbia Journalism Review's Campaign Desk has a summary and critique of the electronic voting debate in the United States, and media coverage of it.

15 June, 2004. CFP

Tuesday, June 15th, 2004

This special issue of Social Science Computer Review will bring together a collection of high quality academic work that extends, refines and challenges our understanding of the use, state of the art, and challenges associated with voting and election technology, broadly conceived.

Dublin conference

Thursday, June 3rd, 2004

I'll be attending an eGovernment conference in Dublin later this month to talk about my work on electronic voting. It seems that attendence is by invitation only, but I'll be happy to discuss my work in other forums with those who can't attend....