Archive for the ‘Electronic Voting’ Category

Electronic Voting suspended – will not be used in June

Friday, April 30th, 2004

The Commission on Electronic Voting has issued its first report as many of you will have heard. Based on the report the government has announced that electronic voting will not be used in the June elections. This is indeed a victory for those of us calling opposing the proposed system, ...

E-voting in India continues to enable ballot stuffing

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

We've been pointed to this story on TruthOut, and originally from NYT, which details how the move to electronic voting in India has not had any impact on ballot stuffing - and may have made the process even more efficient!

Endangering democracy

Monday, March 29th, 2004

Kim Zetter has a story in Wired titled "How e-voting threatens democracy" mainly about Bev Harris and the US situation, but still interesting....

Submission to the Commission

Sunday, March 28th, 2004

I made a short submission (PDF) to the Commission on electronic voting on behalf of At What Cost?, which I sent in last Friday. Due to the short timescale involved, and my workload with some other projects, it was not feasible to run as open a drafting process as I ...

Electronic voting in the USA

Wednesday, March 10th, 2004

Democracy Now!, today had an item on electronic voting, featuring David Dill, and announcing that international observers are being sent by Pax Christi to oversee the ballot in Florida in November.

The ‘independent’ commission

Saturday, March 6th, 2004

The government has published the membership of the 'Independent Commission' on electronic voting. Unsurprisingly it has come under fire from other parties, with Pat Rabitte decrying the lack of consultation with the opposition. From our point of view I can identify the following problems (some of which have been raised by ...

Risk and perception

Saturday, March 6th, 2004

Avi Rubin, in an account of his day as an 'election judge' in the USA (equivalent of a Polling Clerk in Ireland) makes an important observation regarding the difference between risk and the perception of risk:The more e-voting is viewed as successful, the more it will be adopted, and the ...

Send a letter

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

We include, below, drafts of letters that can be sent to newspapers and politicians. Adding your own words to the letter below will make it more personal. function validate() { if (document.emailform.realname.value == "") { alert("Please enter your real name"); ...

Political developments a-plenty

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

So, the government has brought out (a fairly meaningless) 'compromise' amendment to the opposition motion. In essence - we intend to appoint some experts to look at the system again.

Opposition motion to be discussed in Dáil

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

The opposition motion on electronic voting will be discussed in An Dáil this evening (Tuesday) and tomorrow.