Election Technology

Experts Say Internet Voting Will Have to Wait

BY: - March 6, 2001

As a number of state legislatures look for ways that technology can improve elections, a panel of experts Tuesday (3/6) delivered a simple message: Internet voting is not yet an option. The National Workshop on Internet Voting, a group comprised of National Science Foundation researchers, experts from the Washington-based Internet Policy Institute, academics and election […]

Most States Put Election Returns On Web

BY: - November 3, 2000

In 1994, California put live returns from a statewide election on the Internet, becoming the first state to do so. Since then over half of the states, 28, have joined California in offering online election results, says Kim Alexander, president of the California Voter Foundation (CVF). Twenty-nine states are posting a blow-by-blow account of the […]

E-Politics Comes Of Age In Election 2000

BY: - October 30, 2000

Every state is using the Inernet to educate voters about candidates running for state and local office, accordingto the California Voter Foundation (CVF). Delaware and South Carolina weren’t offering anything online earlier in the early stages of the campaign, but by last week both had Web sites containing candidate lists, CVF’s Saskia Mills says. A […]

States Encounter Internet Voting Barriers

BY: - February 25, 2000

LOS ANGELES — The day when citizens can cast votes with the click of a mouse probably isn’t far off. But for now,states trying to implement Internet voting systems are finding that unpredictable human behavior — not technology — is the greatest impediment. This week, the U.S. Justice Department approved the world’s first binding Internet […]

E-Voting: States Better Get Ready, Experts Say

BY: - January 24, 2000

When it comes to Internet voting, Gov. George Pataki of New York and Gray Davis of California have a similar message: Proceed with caution. “We want to accelerate the pace of Internet voting,” Davis said. But he stipulated that “we need to develop a secure, reliable system” before offering voters online ballots. Davis predicted that […]

Online Governing A Reality, States See Online Voting In Future

BY: - April 5, 1999

WASHINGTON – Wired citizens in a growing number of states can already use their computers to file tax returns, apply for state gaming permits, renew driver’s licenses and register their cars online. In the very near future, voters might also find themselves with the ability to cast ballots from their desktops. On March 17, California […]