Dr. Barbara Simons about Internet voting on As It Happens

Carol Off interviewed Barbara Simons on CBC Radio’s As It Happens on November 24, 2016. The segment is about the US recount, but Dr. Simons is asked about Canada:

Carol Off: What concerns should the Canadian government have [about switching to computer/internet based voting]?

Barbara Simons: First of all, the notion that internet voting increases the number of people who vote is not true. The increase is small. It doesn’t even increase participation by young people. On top of that, if you want to have the elections hacked in Canada, the best thing to do is have internet voting — because that makes it really easy to hack them, anywhere. And a nation state has enormous power to do that.

The full transcript is available, scroll to segment “Election Recount”.

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