[E-voting] Amazing article

Nick Hilliard nick at netability.ie
Tue May 10 12:13:02 IST 2005

On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 11:49 +0100, Margaret McGaley wrote:
> I can't believe that this article was only published last month. It's all
> about how great evoting is and they're wondering when it'll finally be
> introduced. One deputy returning officer they spoke to is not worried about
> security, because he "did not get a single comment back about security
> concerns".

But wait!  The systems were protected using "international security
standards". That's ok then - they had me worried for a moment with all
this talk of networks and phone lines and all that.

While there was a lot of unusually ill-informed opinion in this article,
the IPPR's costings for e-voting look credible (i.e. 2x cost of paper
voting) and it may be worth introducing them into the arguments we have
over here (with caveats about differences in voting mechanisms).


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