Newfoundland 2021 All-Party Committee to Modernize the Elections Act

Newfoundland and Labrador

April 21, 2021 – All-Party Committee Established to Modernize the Elections Act

May 26, 2021 – Members of All-Party Committee to Modernize the Elections Act Confirmed

EngageNL – Legislative Review of the Elections Act, 1991 (consultation closed January 31, 2022)

Committee members would do well to read the Internet Voting Privacy and Security Risks report from OIPC Newfoundland.

The Atlantic on Australia’s iVote system

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.”

Elections Ontario Advisory Committee on Standards for Voting Technologies

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