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A Survey of Internet Voting

from: on Sep 16, 2011

The EAC Certification Division has released the technical report “A Survey of Internet Voting,” a comprehensive review of Internet voting systems used in elections worldwide between 2000 and 2011. EAC staff conducted the study to assist in the development of electronic absentee voting guidelines, specifically to assist the Commission’s efforts to identify technologies that could improve services for military and overseas voters and voters with disabilities.

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Comments (10)

Oct 11, 2011
William J. Kelleher, Ph.D.

Hello EAC Blog! RE your tweet on Fierce Gov’s summary of the EAC Internet voting rpt - Their title was overly pessimistic – “Survey: Widespread Internet voting still far from reality” at, http://tinyurl.com/3uqp7vt A more optimistic title would be, “Internet Voting Increasing World Wide!” The well-done EAC study actually shows that usage is increasing, so why put a frown in the title? Things they didn’t mention: West Virginia held two Internet voting trials, and no hacks or other problems were reported (page 34 EAC). Also, Natalie Tennant, WV Sec of State asked her gov to expand the program http://t.co/aRd9W3o Switzerland has conducted more Internet voting projects than any other nation - 36 times. [p98 EAC] No hacks or other problems. The EAC rpt doesn't mention the recent Internet voting trial in India. An official said – “we fended off 4,000 attempted hackings from Pakistan, Taiwan and even China.” http://t.co/kVzR2aL A study of Internet voting in Markham, Ontario, Canada found that 99% of those who voted online were satisfied or very satisfied with the experience. Turnout among young voters increased. 78% of the candidates were all for Internet voting. http://tinyurl.com/IntV-Facts Canadians are learning fast that Internet voting is the only way to go for a modern society. They are also learning that paper security blankets are totally unnecessary. William J. Kelleher, Ph.D. Twitter: wjkno1
Nov 26, 2011

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Nov 29, 2011

Online voting would increase voter turnouts in non-presidential elections. Here are the pros and cons concerning my opinion that voting should be online. [url=http://www.iphonereleases.com/]iPhone[/url]​
Dec 03, 2011

Online voting would increase voter turnouts in non-presidential elections. Here are the pros and cons concerning my opinion that voting should be online This person tell the right think....i agree with that
Dec 07, 2011
belly setyanto

a great step to perform a voting..we will know how much percentage of pro and contra ..
Dec 18, 2011
Fred Frame

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Dec 19, 2011

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Mar 12, 2012
Ramon "The Cute iPhone Cases Guy"

I believe online voting is a great way to get more young people involved in the voting process also for the people that don't have the time to make it to the polls. My only concern is the votes being counted accurately. An example of what I mean is the 2000 election. Thank you.
Apr 19, 2012
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9/16/2011 9:10:00 AM
A Survey of Internet Voting

The EAC Certification Division has released the technical report “