Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
William J. Kelleher has a Ph.D. in political science, from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1984). He has written two books about the process of elections in the USA. The first, The New Election Game (1987), reviewed the history of campaign finance reform in US presidential elections, and discussed Buckminster Fuller’s idea of telephone voting as an election reform. That book came out just before the “PC Revolution,” in the US. So, the new technology soon made that book out of date. His second book on election reform is Internet Voting Now! (2011). As the title suggests, he advocates using Internet voting for all US elections.
Monday, August 8, 2011
|Eduardo Correia, |
Smartmatic's Electoral Unit Vice President
As technology is an essential part of our daily life, automated voting systems are becoming an appropriate vehicle to attain a solid and legitimate democratic model. Gradually, automated voting systems have been perfected and, as if they were living organisms, they have matured into a successful pattern, already adopted by many nations. What then is the future of electronic voting?
According to Eduardo Correia, Smartmatic’s Electoral Unit Vice President, “today's automated voting systems stem from the idea of ensuring that any election results are determined solely by the will of the voters. Based on the number of previous successful experiences in Brazil, the Philippines and India for over 10 years, processes that have not only been well executed, but also very well received by the electorate, we can say that electronic voting is definitely an irreversible trend”.