[E-voting] (draft) ICTE REITERATE DEMAND FOR INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION

Ciaran Quinn election at polarbears.com
Thu Oct 26 00:10:42 IST 2006


Dr J Pelan wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Oct 2006, Margaret McGaley wrote:
>
>   
>> ICTE today renewed demands for the creation of an independent electoral 
>> commission.
>>     
>
> I'd qualify this. The UK's independent electoral commission sounds great 
> and it does great work but its remit is determined entirely by the 
> Government. It cannot instigate an arbitrary study or make any 
> recommendation off its own bat. The danger might be, as with the CEV, you 
> get an independent commission which cannot stray off its leash.
>
> --
> John P.
>   
The Netherlands also has an independent electoral council - and they 
still got a system without an audit trail. Link: http://www.kiesraad.nl/uk/

Before releasing the press release, are there any independent 
commissions in other countries that have introduced non-VVAT e-voting?

Ciaran
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