[LINK] Dangerous Precedent re Internet Voting

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Nov 1 12:05:27 AEDT 2011

The Oz went behind its paywall today.

And Google News doesn't find this one.

Kate Lundy advises G-G on net vote
The Australian
November 01, 2011 12:00AM

THE Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, has accepted results of a 
controversial internet voting ballot by Engineers Australia after 
receiving advice from the Prime Minister's Parliamentary Secretary, 
Kate Lundy.

EA conducted the ballot seeking changes to its royal charter and 
bylaws on November 16 last year. Under normal circumstances, the 
results would be presented to the governor-general, patron of 
Engineers Australia, for assent.
[The remainder is blocked by the Paywall]

[The article is on p.42 of the Oz IT Section of Tue 1 Nov 2011]

[Despite serious problems with the ballot process, and a failure by 
the returning officer to make key information available to 
scrutineers, the relevant Minister advised the Patron to ignore the 

[On the one hand, who cares about a spat among Board members of a 
professional association.  On the other, are we expected to abandon 
probity just because the Internet is used to run elections??]

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Visiting Professor in Computer Science    Australian National University

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