Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Surprise! E-voting doesn't boost turnout

"There seems to be no evidence that e-voting increases participation in elections.

"The experience of pilots to date suggests that those who vote by internet would have voted by more traditional methods in any event, in the absence of any e-voting option." —BBC political research editor David Cowling (via Open Rights Group)


Anonymous said...

Silly BBC. The e-voting pilots about testing the IT, not increasing turn-out.

Ian Brown said...

That isn't the rhetoric used by the government in justifying the use of e-voting.