07 Nov
2016

John Craig

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Electronic Voting

Are technologies such as e-Voting and touch-screen voting machines ready for prime time in Canadian elections? I spoke with Spencer Paul on the relatively successful deployment of e-Voting technology in Canada, and how the issues of vote authentication have been handled to date, and how they might be handled in the future. Join us in the consideration of if our trust based approach to date when e-Voting technology is deployed is strong enough, and if the risk of a machine being broken or hacked is worth discarding the tried and tested approach of a folded strip of paper pushed into a ballot box.