Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Govt ignores lessons of e-voting trials

Despite the car-crash that was the e-voting trials in the May elections, the government is to push ahead with electronic voting (via Open Rights Group):

"150. The Government has extended the use of postal voting with appropriate safeguards and continues to pilot a range of measures to make voting more convenient. As part of the electoral modernisation programme the Government has piloted advance voting at the weekend. However, under current legislation advance voting can only be in addition to the normal polling day. In the longer term, the Government is investigating the potential benefits of remote electronic voting (using the internet and telephone systems), taking advantage of developing communications technologies to provide increased flexibility and choice in the way people vote."

Isn't making the same mistake twice the definition of stupidity?

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