Internet Voting: Embracing Technology in Electoral Processes

Internet Voting: Embracing Technology in Electoral Processes

Andru Riera (SCYTL, Spain), Jordi Sanchez (Jaume Bofill Foundation, Spain) and Laia Torras (Jaume Bofill Foundation, Spain)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-19-8.ch005
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Abstract

Through time, electoral processes have been incorporating more and more technology. The voting methods in the U.S., for example, have evolved from lever machines to punch cards, optical scanning and Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) machines. (A good survey of different voting technologies currently used in the U.S. can be found in Cranor (2001.) Even in those countries where paper ballots and traditional ballot boxes are used, the ballot tabulation process is likely to be using some form of computerized transmission or processing at some point.

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