Australians vote on a piece of paper and put that into a box which is then counted. We don’t know how to replicate this transparent, verifiable process over the internet.
The federal government needs to amend the necessary regulations of the Indian Act and First Nations Elections Act to allow First Nations to choose their own voting methods.
Some MPs will be be allowed to attend the chamber via video link this week. This is a ‘big leap’ when it comes to improving access to parliament.
Blockchain technology can address some weaknesses in voting systems, but not all of them – and it opens new potential vulnerabilities, too.
The failure of the 2018 census to get a good response rate highlights the need for multiple voting options to increase participation, particularly of Māori.
About one-third of Canadians don’t bother to vote in federal elections. Many people cite “everyday life issues,” like the time it takes to vote, as reasons why they don’t participate.
Online voting glitches in Ontario’s recent municipal elections show that Canada needs to develop voluntary standards on online voting.
The stability and integrity of democratic society are too important to be relegated to inherently flawed computer systems that are vulnerable to malfunctions and malicious attacks.
Ensuring the integrity of democratic elections from hackers and electronic tampering, and boosting public confidence in democracy, isn’t very difficult, nor expensive.
Russian government agents allegedly penetrated US state and county election databases. Scholars of election security offer insight and recommendations about what to do now.
Researchers reveal the ways the US election system is under threat – only one of which has anything to do with Russia.
Can internet voting bring young people to the polls? Here’s the evidence so far.
While voter fraud - despite recent allegations - is rare, how do we ensure the ballots we cast are counted accurately? If so, how? Our experts offer background and insight.
Despite assuring Australians its systems were load tested and secure, the Census site went offline at a crucial time. Could the ABS have avoided such an embarrasing failure?
There’s something about seeing the ballot process take place – the vote, the count – that inspires confidence. That wouldn’t be the same with any electronic voting system.
Despite years of research, nobody knows how to provide evidence of an accurate result while keeping individual e-votes private.
Decade-old computer equipment underpins the country’s most important civic process. What happens when it breaks down?
Online voting could boost turnout, but a flawed system could destroy faith in the voting process.
More than 280,000 votes were cast online at the NSW election, which has been claimed as a new world record. The state’s early vote also looks set to hit a new high, mirroring a trend across Australia.
UPDATED 3PM: The NSW Electoral Commission has now publicly commented on the security flaw we uncovered. But we’re concerned that it does not seem to understand the serious implications of this attack.