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Norway Ends Its Experiment With E-Voting

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, June 30 2014

It's not time for e-voting in Norway: the government recently decided to end the trials of the system that was used in elections held in 2011 and 2013, BBC reported on Friday. Read More

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Estonia's Online Voting System Is Not Secure, Researchers Say

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, May 21 2014

Personal computer used to build election client for distribution/Photo by Estoniaevoting.org (CC BY-SA 4.0)

“I gave my e-vote. This is not only convenient, but a vote of confidence to one of the best IT systems in the world, a vote of confidence to the Estonian State,” tweeted Toomas Hendrik Ilves , the president of ... Read More

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Canada's Liberal Party Holds Online Primaries While Security Experts Scowl

BY Elisabeth Fraser | Wednesday, May 1 2013

Justin Trudeau, newly elected leader of Canada's Liberal party (image: Flickr/justintrudeau)

Canada’s federal Liberal party elected a new leader last week. And for the first time in the party's history, the voting took place online. Justin Trudeau, the telegenic son of the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Canada's most famous leader, won in a landslide with over 80 per cent of the vote. But online voting critics say that despite the decisive results, the Internet remains an unsafe place to cast your vote. Read More

Washington to Allow People to Register to Vote Through Facebook

BY Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, July 19 2012

Washington state is officially rolling out online voter registration via a Facebook application within the next few weeks. It's already one of the first states to offer online voter registration. The new offering came about after Facebook and Microsoft approached the Washington Secretary of State's office, according to Shane Hamlin, the state's co-director of elections. The office was already discussing ways to further to promote its online voter registration service and continue to grow the number of people registered. Read More

For State Elections Officials, a Slow Move Online

BY Miranda Neubauer | Friday, February 17 2012

With a recent report from the Pew Center for the States revealing that one in eight voter registrations across the country is inaccurate, one could be forgiven for asking: If in 2012, Target can guess whether or not someone is about to have a baby with startling accuracy, why is it so hard for states to store correct voter information? Part of the answer is the way many states are still mired in paper records, where hand-entered voter rolls provide inefficiency and opportunity for error. But some elections officials have found a way out from under the reams of ink-stained sheets: Nine states have online voter registration already, and as many as 12 could have it by November, officials say. Election officials in states that already have these programs say that technically, none of this is hard to do — what it takes is political will. Read More

For Americans Overseas, Easier Than Ever to Cast a Vote

BY Nick Judd | Monday, January 30 2012

My colleague Miranda Neubauer noted in today's First POST that Americans abroad stand to have a bigger influence in the 2012 election in large part in due to technology, as the International Herald Tribune reports. Read More

Voting Reform Beyond '08

BY Allison Fine | Wednesday, December 10 2008

Took a quick break from the GiveList to attend the Pew Center on Voting's conference called Voting in America- The Road Ahead. My first impression having watched and participated in voting reform efforts for the better ... Read More