E-Stonia Gets E-Voting

from the online-it-is dept

Estonia is definitely seen as an up-and-coming area for technology these days, so it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that they’re the first nation to offer nationwide online voting in an election. Still, only about 10,000 people took part — and, of course, there are plenty of questions about the security of the system. While you have to give them credit for putting in place an awful lot of security measures to deal with the online voting, the scary part is that it’s still quite difficult to figure out if there’s been any kind of fraud or tampering with the system — and no way to go back and recheck if there has been.

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dorpus says:

Re: Re: Estonesians

You mean Putin didn’t offer asylum to Russian minorities, offering a deal of letting them travel in sealed trains with steel plating over the windows so they would not upset Estonians? It infuriated the EU when he made this proposal. Russians who have lived there all their lives, for more than one generation, have been forcibly relocated to live next to nuclear power plants, garbage dumps, places like that, and they aren’t given voting rights or citizenship.

Ross Mayfield (user link) says:

Re: Re: Re: Estonesians

This is revisionist history, dorpus.

The Russian occupationist minority is still there, increasingly integrated into society. There was no forced relocation. They have the right to citizenship (albeit they have to pass a language test, many have of course) to vote.

It’s not Estonia’s fault the Putin treated his diaspora like crap as a PR play.

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