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  • The Brad Blog on e-voting. This is a very interesting discussion about the use of paper trails.

  • Electronic Vote and Democracy. This blog by Emanuele Lombardi considers the difficulties of switching to electronic voting for national and local elections. The site wants to answer the following question: is electronic voting compatible with Democracy? The author demonstrates that democracy can't survive electronic voting since the use of computers actually changes the very nature of voting. Mr. Lombardi furthermore concludes that e-voting it is not a technical, but a SOCIAL PROBLEM.

  • Paper Vote Canada.  This blog by Richard Akerman is dedicated to preserving the existing Canadian paper-based, hand-counted voting system. Akerman states that: "Electronic and Internet voting are a danger to democracy". The blog also includes an interesting summary of the Canadian e-voting situation.

  • Black Box Notes. Blog on Ballot tampering in the 21st century by Benedict Spinoza.

  • VoteHere Weblog. Jim Adler, the founder of VoteHere (manufactorer of electronic voting machines) provides his perspective on electronic voting.

  • UPA-evoting.  A group dedicated to discussion of the use of technology in voting. Includes e-participation, but excludes issues related to e-government. Particular interests include usability, accessibility and security, but the list seeks to promote a holistic approach to further the body of knowledge about voting, regardless of discipline. The list aims to be international in approach, and in particular to bring European and other non-US experience into the debate.
     

  • Democracies Online Newswire - DO-WIRE by Steven Clift. DO-WIRE is a primary source for what's important and happening with democracy, government, politics and the Internet around the world. DO-WIRE is a free, high quality moderated e-mail announcement list with no more than seven messages a week.
  • Irish Citizens for Trustworthy E-voting Mailing list by Margaret McGaley. Irish Citizens for Trustworthy E-voting is an independent group of over one hundred concerned Citizens, IT & Security Practitioners, and Legal Professionals calling for the introduction of a Voter Verified Audit Trail with any E-voting system used in Ireland.
  • Election Central. To publicize the issues, concerns, dangers and solutions, Warren Slocum has begun this blog devoted to verifiable voting technology.
  • No al voto electrˇnico by Josu Mezo. A blog about electronic voting by a concerned Spanish citizen who has put up a web page to air his concerns.
  • E-Government Bulletin. The E-Government Bulletin is an email service covering electronic public services, 'teledemocracy' and the information society in the UK and worldwide. The Bulletin is a free, independent publication, aimed at everyone in government, local government, the social sector and their private sector partners. To receive a regular copy of E-Government Bulletin by email in HTML format, simply send a blank email to egb-html-subscribe@headstar.com and follow the confirmation instructions that you will receive.
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  • Gotzeblogged. A blog on e-government, e-democracy and other e's, by John Gotze.
  • City of Bits. Louise Ferguson's news and views on technology, ethnography, paper, the workplace, communities and public policy. A a number of posts relate to e-voting.
  • e-lection by lorrie Cranor. e-lection is a mailing list for news and information on electronic voting and related topics, moderated by Lorrie Faith Cranor (lorrie@research.att.com). Submissions of news and information on electronic voting projects; cryptographic voting protocols; the use of electronic voting by both governments and non-governmental organizations; and relevant articles, books, Web sites, seminars, and conferences are welcome. Submissions on related topics such as vote-by-phone, vote-by-mail, voting fraud, electronic democracy, new voting schemes, and computerized vote tallying will also be considered.
  • e-Government at large. A blog about e-government by Alan Mather. What and Why? ...e-government isn't any different from government. It just might make it better, sooner.

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UPA Conference Workshop on voting and usability
The Usability Professionals' Association hosted both a workshop (Ensuring the Usability of Voting Systems) a panel on voting and usability conference in Minneapolis, June 7-11, 2004.
 

The workshop looked at the social, civic and methodology issues in ensuring the usability of voting systems and new voting concepts currently being trialed. The goal of this workshop was to bring together practitioners, officials and researchers from around the world to look at the issue of e-voting/e-participation through the lens of usability and user-centered design.
 

Details of the workshop are available online, at the Conference website.


Electronic Voting in Europe:
Technology, Law and Politics.

This e-voting conference was  organised at Schlo▀ Hofen in Bregenz, Lake of Constance in Austria. The aim of this ESF Workshop was to bring together e-voting specialists working in academia, government and industry in order to (1) formulate the issues involved (technology, law and politics) in implementing e-voting, (2) report on implementations, their legal, organisational and technical framework, the project experience made and future plans, and (3) analyse the effects of e-voting on our democratic system and voter behaviour.

The idea of this workshop was to discuss the development in this field in a 3-day workshop with 2 tracks that deal with the topics from a theoretical view as well as real-world case studies. (1) Implementation issues of e-voting, whether technical or legal, preferably combined with their application in real or test elections. (2) Social and political analysis of the effects of electronic voting.

The ESF TED Workshop on Electronic Voting in Europe:
Technology, Law and Politics.