Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cell Phone Voting In E-Stonia

Ever wonder if voters in the United States will ever cast their votes online? Who knows if that'll ever happen?  But Estonia, which already allows its citizens to vote online, will become the first nation to allow voters to cast their ballots via their cell phone in 2011!  MSNBC has the story on "M-Voting."
The mobile-voting system, which has already been tested, requires that voters obtain free, authorized chips for their phones, said Raul Kaidro, spokesman of the SK Certification Center, which issues personal ID cards in Estonia.
The chip will verify the voter's identity and authorize participation in the electronic voting system...

Estonian officials said the Internet voting system in 2007 proved secure despite worries about hacker attacks, identity fraud and vote count manipulation.
About 30,000 Estonians, or 3% of eligible voters, voted online in parliamentary elections in 2007.

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