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E-Voting *can* work, if the will is there to make it do so

You can't spell 'electronics' without 'elect': The time for online democracy has come

A thoughtful piece by Rupert Goodwins over at The Register, arguing that past problems with e-voting have very little to do with the technology and much more to do with a lack of will to make such systems both reliable and trustworthy.

I started out thinking electronic voting was a very bad idea, and it certainly can be. But I've watched the internet grow over the decades and the nature of software, security, distributed systems, and process-based engineering grow with it. With political will, a commitment to doing things right and to keeping the voting public in the loop and engaged with the debates, we can and should follow Estonia's lead.

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