Enquirer news item

From: Anand Pillai <abpillai_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Nov 02 2004 - 07:41:48 CST

Article on the Enquirer.com website on OVC thanks to Troy Davis.


On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 11:19:46 +0200 (MEST), Jan Karrman <jan@it.uu.se> wrote:
> In case you have a moment to read a bit about the voting situation
> here in Sweden, amidst fund raising, presidential elections and all
> that...
> I knew that there are no current plans to start using e-voting in
> Sweden, but I haven't really looked into what is happening before.
> I found a policy document from the Swedish Election Authority
> (Valmyndigheten) about this. Although electronic voting is not
> to be used in the near future, they have already drawn up the
> following guidelines (my translation):
> * The Election Authority should not develop an e-voting platform
> itself, or together with commercial interests.
> * E-voting in Sweden should not use single purpose voting machines,
> since they are used too seldom, and will become obsolete between
> elections. The system ought to build on standard components - i.e.
> PC's and internet.
> * The voting ought to take place in an existing infrastructure, for
> example public libraries, or other institutions that already have
> computers for other purposes.
> * Sweden's system should build on open source programs, developed for
> general purposes, and follow the work done by OASIS (Organization
> for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), with
> development of EML (Election Markup Language).
> A lot of this look like the OVC concept. I contacted a representative
> of the Election Authority, but they were not aware of what the OVC
> has done - they are now :-). They have an assignment to follow the
> development of electronic voting, and I will keep them up to date
> with what OVC is doing. Anyway, they seem to have some sensible
> people there!
> /Jan

Anand B Pillai,
Techical Specialist,
SETLabs, INFOSYS Technologies,
Electronics City,
Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560100.
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