CBC News Toronto – November 3, 2022 – Online voting is more available than ever. So what effect does it have on voter turnout?
“Millions were able to vote online in Ontario’s municipal elections, but overall voter turnout was down”
Thanks to Waqas Chughtai for a comprehensive article.
The Atlantic covers Australia’s iVote Internet voting system, as well as discussing issues with Internet voting in general.
May 20, 2022 – Lessons from the iVote meltdown by Spenser Mestel
Letting people vote from home with the click of a button is an appealing idea, …. The problem, the American Association for the Advancement of Science says, is that there’s no “evidence that any internet voting technology is safe or can be made so in the foreseeable future … All research to date demonstrates the opposite.”
There are no, zero, standards for voting technologies in Canada. It’s kind of mindboggling considering we use both computer vote counting in some provinces, as well as Internet voting in some municipalities.
Thankfully Ontario recognized this and recommended establishing standards and certification for elections technology.
That recommendation has now been implemented, in the
Advisory Committee on Standards for Voting Technologies
The committee is made up of individuals chosen by each political party in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and three other members appointed by the Chief Electoral Officer.
To date there have been three meetings:
No other material has been posted online.
If you have any questions about the committee, please call 1.855.440.4041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org