I have written a lot recently about how building e-voting systems is hard but here are two initiatives that try and address this issue. I need to read about them in more detail, but the first uses the blockchain, it would seem bitcoin’s blockchain, while I am less clear on the Liquid Feedback’s architecture and hence it’s security. See,
This article, about the German Pirate Party and its technology lists some further products, including adhocracy, see above . All open source of course. The comments are also interesting.
Nearly a year later, 24 Dec 2015, I am pointed at the following products,
- https://www.loomio.org/ now reviewed, see the comments
Some evidence to the Speaker’s Commission on e-democracy., secure-voting-webroots-democracy by webroots democracy, a .pdf. It claims to have taken account the views of leading academics and systems providers, argues it is better than postal votes and uses the low turnouts or number of MPs elected with less than 50% support as arguments in favour of change, although the latter is an argument for PR, as far as I know the view is that online voting has a substitution effect, not an addition. More comments to follow.
The Bit Congress White Paper has moved, I post it here…
Here are my bookmarks at Diigo
- By November, Russian hackers could target voting machines
- Cyber security expert warns of impending IoT disaster
- Representation, community leadership and participation
- Default admin password, weak Wi-Fi, open USB ports ... no wonder these electronic voting boxes are now BANNED • The Register
- LiquidFeedback - The Democracy Software
- The Norwegian trial with Internet voting: results and challenges
- Independent Report on E-voting in Estonia
More coming soon, maybe.