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PC World Canada story on e-voting in Canada

E-voting: Death of the ballot or ticking time bomb?

Full disclosure: I was interviewed for this article.

e-voting disaster in Quebec

Quebec tried out electronic voting extensively in their recent municipal elections.
As might be expected, it did not work very well.

For more information, see my postings on Paper Vote Canada blog e.g.:

Le vote électronique

Une émission sur le vote électronique (les machines à voter) aux États Unis.

Faite par Radio-Canada Zone Libre.

Regardez Le vote électronique (Windows Media)

Pour plus de renseignements: Paper Vote Canada.

60 Min report on e-vote, Wed Oct 27

There will be a report on e-voting on CBS 60 Minutes Wednesday,
tonight Wednesday , Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

See Paper Vote Canada for more information.

secret testing for public elections

As far as I know, most if not all Canadian voting machines are certified to US standards, in the absence of any Canadian ones. This testing is done by three secretive US testing labs.

In a good Computer World story E-vote at Risk, they report

One of the most critical aspects of the voting system development process is the testing and certification of hardware and software to ensure that they meet voluntary federal voting standards for security and reliability. Three vendors act as so-called independent testing authorities (ITA). However, IT experts are highly critical of the testing process because of its secrecy.

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