[E-voting] Re: Re: Irish Times today - Friday 3/12/2004 - about preferendums and e-voting

David GLAUDE dglaude at gmx.net
Sun Mar 14 10:59:08 GMT 2004

You would be amazed by the number of Parliament, Senate, Commission that 
use electronic voting internaly.

Some vote are secret (or closed to public review when on personal matter).

In European Parliament plenary session, most vote are done raising the 
hand... when the result is too close then an electronic recount is asked 
(they vote again but with the card this time).

The list of who voted what is only advertised when there is a 'roll 
call'(?). Here is what "we" have been able to produce with that 
information for IP right enforcement and Software Patent directive: 

The question are:
* Why are not all the vote done with a list publish for public review?
* Why is there not direct feedback of your vote (as an MEP) and those of 
everybody else so that you can review it (In belgiuw I think the Senate 
has that, a display with every seat numbered that can be Red, Green of 
White depending on the vote. Every representative can watch each other 
vote, ...

I don't know how you vote in your chambers of representatives... but you 
may want to have a look.

John Lambe wrote:

> Anyway, voting in the parliament does not have the same problems since
> it is not secret.

Don't let computer expert control election...
Endorse: http://www.free-project.org/resolution/
For Belgium: http://www.poureva.be/

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