[E-voting] e Voting in the UK

Colm MacCarthaigh colm at stdlib.net
Fri May 13 09:52:00 IST 2005


On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 12:15:21PM +0100, Chris Guthrie wrote:
> I work very closely with my local authority ( Blackburn with Darwen Borough
> Council) here in the UK and am also have completed the first year of an Msc.
> in eGovernance, in neither position have I ever heard the slightest notion
> about the UK being hellbent on introducing evoting. There are various
> national projects i.e. eCitizen etc but these are about acessible services
> and their edelivery rather than any aspiations toward electronic voting.
> Admiteddly a few local authorities have tried "smart" voting schemes but
> they were shown to have a minimal effect on turnout. I think the next big
> electoral debate in the UK is going to be about reform of the voting system
> i.e. PR - but what form of PR? In light of this, I would say evoting won't
> even make it on to the radar for a few years yet.

WHen I see the disgraceful list system the UK went with for the European 
elections, it almost worries me that they're starting to call out for PR.


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Colm MacCárthaigh                        Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net



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