Thursday, December 16, 2010

NY: How To Turn Off Voters [NY Times]

NY: How To Turn Off Voters [NY Times]

In New York State, and especially in New York City, voting is a difficult and frustrating task. That may help explain why in the last three elections, New York ranked 47th out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in average voter turnout — a miserable record. --->>>

Canada, BC: Lower voting age to 16: De Jong

Lower voting age to 16: De Jong
'Let them be full participants,' says Liberal leadership candidate

Liberal leadership candidate Mike de Jong wants to see the voting age in B.C. drop from 18 to 16.

Citing poor voter turnout in recent elections, de Jong on Wednesday said it is time to give teens the chance to become more involved in the political process.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Taft wins electoral appeal against province

Taft wins electoral appeal against province:

The Alberta Court of Appeal has sided with Liberal MLA Kevin Taft in his effort to pursue legal action against the province for alleged irregularities during the 2008 election.

Taft initiated court proceedings a year ago, seeking a judicial declaration to push the government to enact new election laws he believes would prevent some of the issues that occurred on voting day.

The list of complaints includes Tory-appointed returning officers, a lack of polling stations in assisted-living facilities and on reserves, people directed to the wrong polling stations and other 'infringements' on the right to vote. --->>>

Friday, December 3, 2010

New York City Board of Elections Finds 200,000 Votes a Month After Election -

New York City Board of Elections Finds 200,000 Votes a Month After Election -

The board found 195,055 votes, or 17 percent more votes, than were originally reported. --->>>

India: Now, click on cellphone to cast vote - Mumbai - DNA

Now, click on cellphone to cast vote - Mumbai - DNA:

Citizens will no longer have to queue up at polling booths to cast their votes. If the Maharashtra State Election Commission (MSEC) has its way then exercising one’s right to franchise would be just a
click away.

Gripped with low-voter turnout at every election, the MSEC has given its nod to introduce e-voting across the state. In a first-of-its-kind attempt, the next-in-line Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections will not only have Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) as ballot but also cellphones and computers. --->>>

Thursday, December 2, 2010

eVOTZ: Mobilizing Voters | Inside GNSS

eVOTZ: Mobilizing Voters | Inside GNSS:

According to eVOTZ founder Elliot Klein, the winning application in the North American portion of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is designed to solve the problems of authentication and verification that have stalled previous attempts to create a secure and trustworthy e-voting solution.

By combining GNSS, cell-ID triangulation and social-media integration, eVOTZ brings business opportunities while promoting the common good by putting elections technology literally into the palms of voters. --->>>

eVOTZ Website

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Delhi urged to initiate online voting for expats: Gulf Times

New Delhi urged to initiate online voting for expats

Expatriate forum All India Cultural Congress (AICC) has appealed to the Indian federal government to initiate steps to make online voting in elections feasible for non-resident Indians.

At its sixth annual gathering held recently, the organisation said online voting, as is being efficiently introduced and managed by other countries, would help expatriates vote in their India’s general and provincial elections.