Viewing entries tagged
iVoting

Comment

The Case for Mobile App Voting: How to Choose?

In a recent InformationWeek Dark Reading article, Kelly Jackson Higgins asks whether Internet voting by mobile app is better than other forms of Internet voting, based on better security. I wrote previously that it was misleading to say that mobile App Internet voting is preferable to other forms of Internet voting, because of hypothetical and slight variances in cyber-security vulnerability. Next, I wrote about a fallacy that commonly leads people to suppose that Internet voting is required for far more voters than is actually the case. Now the last question: “How to choose?” Let’s consider that…

Comment

Comment

The Case for Mobile App Voting: When is it Required?

In a recent InformationWeek Dark Reading article, Kelly Jackson Higgins asks whether Internet voting by mobile app is better than other forms of Internet voting, based on better security.  I wrote previously that it was misleading to say that, “Mobile App based Internet voting is preferable to other forms of Internet voting, because of hypothetical and slight variances in cybersecurity vulnerability.” And I posed a couple of questions. Let’s look at the answer to the first one…

Comment

Comment

One Last iVoting Consideration: Blockchain

One last item for this series on iVoting that I’m adding by popular inquiry is this new bright shiny object called “Blockchain.” If you’re involved in election technology or computer science in general you’ve probably heard of Blockchain.....

Comment

Comment

Can iVoting Change the Electorate?

We produced this series of posts on Internet Voting or “iVoting” and its challenges because there is increasing interest in understanding how to innovate our election infrastructure.  We concede it can be a potential and prospective advance in voting technology—a next frontier of elections for the 21st century if you will. And some even speculate this new way of exercising our civic duty and civil right could expand participation....

Comment

Comment

The Technical Challenges Facing iVoting

iVoting faces several technological challenges before it can begin to be implemented.  Most election officials and experts in the field are hesitant or skeptical about implementing iVoting with current Internet and Web technology.  Even when we view iVoting as simply returning a digital absentee ballot or the digital equivalent of voting by mail, as I explain in this installment of my series, there are still substantial innovations required....

Comment

Comment

The Challenges of iVoting Implementation

When we last left this discussion, I had laid out a basis for our interest in technologies just over the horizon or "ready next" and in particular the growing interest in smartphone voting. I am essentially carving up a technology backgrounder white paper for easy reading here. Today I help us dive in with a survey of the challenge areas to "Pajama Voting" (I love that phrase)...

Comment

Comment

Online Voting Remains Too Much of a Downside Risk

To our stakeholder community: So now comes another study about online voting. But this one, from a respectable think tank in Washington D.C., shouldn’t make election administrators worry too much. No need to brace for a legislative blunder, so long as this paper is taken seriously, as it should be. On the other hand, there doesn’t yet appear to be a replacement for your DRE machinery for those of you still relying on them.  Here's our "take."

Comment

Comment

Ms. Voting Matters' Take: "No Magic Will Bring About Online Voting"

Ms. Voting Matters would really like to wave her magic wand and allow everyone on the planet to cast their votes, securely, with their smart phones, tablets, or laptops. Really truly, I would do it if I could. But I can’t. The Internet of Voting is just not safe and secure enough now, no matter how much we all would wish it so.  Let me share why.

Comment