Frederick Noronha [ààààààà ààààààà] on Thu, 5 Mar 2009 09:45:54 -0500 (EST)

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<nettime> Voting computers... and all the fuss

How 15 people triggered off a major campaign

Patrice Riemens, an Amsterdam-based people networker and FLOSS-opher
(theorist about the world of Free/Libre and Open Source Software, a
tongue-in-cheek designation) explains how the campaign against "voting
computers" was successful, thanks to the determination of a small group. He
comments: "The German Constitutional (ie Apex) Court has just ruled that
the use of voting computers in the state elections three-and-half years ago
was illegal. It did not cancel these elections, but this judgment consigns
voting computers in Germany, and by extention probably in the rest of the
EU, to the dustbin of history." What does this issues involve? An amazing,
brief explanation...

Electronic voting, on Wikipedia: Electronic voting (also known as e-voting)
is a term encompassing several different types of voting, embracing both
electronic means of casting a vote and electronic means of counting votes.

2004 United States election voting controversies

The E-voting Controversy: What are the Risks?<>

India has electronic voting; why can't the U.S.? - By Eric Weiner
The Bombay BallotWhat the U.S. can learn from India's electronic
voting machines.

India: EVM controversy: Election Commission unfazed by Jaya's petition

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