[E-voting] NEDAP DE-CERTIFIED FOR DUTCH ELECTIONS

Margaret McGaley mmcgaley at cs.nuim.ie
Wed Oct 3 12:28:17 IST 2007


[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE]

NEDAP DE-CERTIFIED FOR DUTCH ELECTIONS

The Netherlands is returning to voting with paper and pencil for the
foreseeable future. In a case brought by e-Voting activists, a judge
has ruled that the approval for Nedap voting machines is null and
void. This happened only a few days after a commission set up by the
Dutch Government late last year concluded that none of the evoting
systems in use there -- including the Nedap system -- were suitable
for use in national elections.  The deputy Minister for the Interior
A. Bijleveld has said that she will accept the committee's advice and
ban evoting, rescinding the law that permits the use of these evoting
systems. The Dutch government is now planning to create an electronic
voting system based on printed paper ballots and counting machines.

The website of Wij Vertrouwen Stemcomputers Niet:
http://www.wijvertrouwenstemcomputersniet.nl/English

Articles in English:
http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/27/dutch-government-abandons-e-voting-for-re
d-pencil/
http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2007/09/time_not_right_for_electronic.
php
http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2594&I
temid=26
http://politics.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/28/1216207
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/01/dutch_pull_plug_on_evoting/

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