[E-voting] UK watchdog calls for an end to 'piecemeal' e-voting trials

Aengus Lawlor aengusl at eircom.net
Fri Aug 3 14:28:35 IST 2007

The Electoral Commission has called for the end of "piecemeal" telephone and 
internet voting pilots in the UK until improvements in security and testing 
are put in place.

The independent voting watchdog said on Thursday that further trials have 
little merit until the government has set out a strategy for modernising the 
electoral system and making it more secure.


Predictably, the UK Governments response has been to ignore the substance of 
the statement, and to highlight only the "positive" aspects of remote 


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