Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Barbara Simons: The Internet and Voting: Worth Doing Right | AlterNet

Barbara Simons: The Internet and Voting: Worth Doing Right | AlterNet:

Recently the Huffington Post published an article about Hawaii's recent Internet and phone-based elections ('America's Newest State Holds America's Newest Election'). The article presents an optimistic and patriotic view of the Everyone Counts (E1C) election system that allows voters to cast their ballots from their home computers or over the phone. It was written by E1C executive Aaron Contorer and is effectively a marketing piece for E1C that exaggerates the scope of the election, overlooks or insults other election methods, and glosses over the formidable technical challenges and dangers posed by the electronic submission of voted ballots.


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