USA, UK, Japan and Russia latest countries to consider introducing online voting for elections

A number of countries, including the USA, UK, Japan and Russia, are considering the potential of introducing an online voting option for elections. Should they do so, they would follow in the footsteps of countries such as Australia, Estonia and Switzerland who all use remote online voting to varying degrees. The US State of West … Continue reading USA, UK, Japan and Russia latest countries to consider introducing online voting for elections

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Obama reiterates support for move towards online voting in elections

Former US President, Barack Obama, has reiterated his support for a move towards online voting in elections arguing that voting should be made "easier than harder". Speaking at the Oktane18 conference in Las Vegas, the former President discussed tech regulation and, with voter turnout at 58% in the 2016 US Presidential election, he was asked … Continue reading Obama reiterates support for move towards online voting in elections

Blockchain-based, online voting pilot undertaken in West Virginia

An online voting pilot has taken place in West Virginia, USA, for military voters and other Americans eligible to cast absentee ballots under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. Participation was restricted to voters registered in two of the state's 55 counties, Harrison and Monongalia. The trial took place during West Virginia's primary … Continue reading Blockchain-based, online voting pilot undertaken in West Virginia

Former head of US military’s cyber command: Online voting is the future

Retired U.S. General, Keith Alexander, who was previously the head of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and head of the American military's cyber command, has warned Canada and other countries around the world to not be deterred from embracing online voting in elections. Speaking at a defence industry trade show in Ottawa, Alexander said … Continue reading Former head of US military’s cyber command: Online voting is the future

Online voting: The future of voting? Observations from Salt Lake City

By Mike Summers. For a country which seeks to lead the world in terms of technological innovation and has spent billions of dollars in modernising their election process, it seems puzzling that online voting hasn’t made more progress in terms of becoming part of the United States electoral process. Maybe this is about to change. … Continue reading Online voting: The future of voting? Observations from Salt Lake City

Online voting experience ‘praised’ in Republican Presidential Caucus

Last week, voters in Utah in the USA took part in 'one of the largest internet voting experiences' in US election history as part of the Republican Presidential Caucus, which was won by Senator Ted Cruz. Almost 90% of voters registered to vote online participated in the caucus, marking an extremely high turnout rate.  Voters … Continue reading Online voting experience ‘praised’ in Republican Presidential Caucus

Obama: US Government working towards ‘safe, secure, and smart systems’ of online voting

US President, Barack Obama, has repeated his calls for the technology industry to develop systems of secure online voting to be used in elections across America. In his speech at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas, the President was critical of low levels of voter participation and said it was 'much easier to order … Continue reading Obama: US Government working towards ‘safe, secure, and smart systems’ of online voting

Obama: Online voting ‘should absolutely be a priority’

United States President, Barack Obama, has revealed in a recent interview with tech business magazine 'Fast Company' that he believes online voting should 'absolutely' be a priority. In the context of using technology to enable better services for the public, the 44th President said that he wants technology to 'help shape policy' in order to solve some … Continue reading Obama: Online voting ‘should absolutely be a priority’