Online Voting: Harder to Implement Than You’d Think
July 2nd, 2009
The Chief Electoral Officer is now advocating in favour of moving to online voting. Many of us who’ve worked in both IT and election campaigns have an idea of just how complicated an undertaking this would be … from the perspectives of both security and of allowing the vote to be scrutinized.
Someone who’s taken the time and trouble to explain the problems to non-IT professionals without dumbing it down is former Calgary West, AB Independent candidate Kirk Schmidt (also the very first person I didn’t know who found the Pundits’ Guide and wrote to me about it). Schmidt has written an excellent guest post at the Enlightened Savage blog, which is mandatory reading for anyone thinking that online voting is a panacea to turnout problems.