[E-voting] UK shelves plans for e-voting trials

David GLAUDE dglaude at poureva.be
Mon Sep 12 08:42:31 IST 2005

Craig Burton wrote:
> My point is that some form of remote voting must be provided : whether
> it improves turnout or not is irrelevant.  Eligible voters have a legal
> right to vote and it can't be prohibitively difficult.  Likely voters
> aren't lazy, nor are they disengaged.  It's clear that many voters are
> too disbursed to attend local polls.  It's going to become clear that
> postal voting will not serve them very well.

Eligible voter should have a duty rather than a legal right to vote
whatever the level of difficulty.

It is never dificult to be at the right place at the right time if:
* This is an official day off.
* Nothing else important take place at the same time.
* You get help to have cheap transportation.
* The place where you have to vote is near the place where you are
suppose to stay.
* If you know you will not be present you can give your vote to somebody
else (proxy-voting) that you trust.

In Belgium the real difficulty to vote is when you have to queue for 3-4
hours to vote because eVoting (not remote) is in use.

Remote E Voting will not serve anybody except those with financial
interest in selling those solution.

Postal voting will not serve anybody except those that sell remote
eVoting and want to use the argument that Remote eVoting is better than
postal voting.


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