[LINK] Fwd: vip-l: The Australian: E-Voting follow-up article
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Sat Mar 25 20:11:28 EST 2006
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From: <rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au>
To: "The Link Institute" link at anu.edu.au
> Bluntly, e-voting was dreamed up by vendors to sell equipment.
Perhaps, but then, public kiosks where one could vote in elections
appropriate for the area for a week would be useful. Especially if
they also had a public-petition process. And, even more so if one's
vote could include voluntary bio-graphic, and opinion, survey data.
And, with such undeniable hard-data regarding who voted for them
and why, we might expect quite accurately-focussed representation.
Certainly no more in-secure than postal-vote arrangements. Eg, the
current AEC tender for postal-voting, 'Risk Management Template'
PDF 90k. http://www.aec.gov.au/_content/what/tenders/index.htm
>> Am I missing some very important function of democracy here?
Probably not, Stil .. but I think we all are in terms of representation.
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