It is and was a big theme in politics: e-Voting. Even though I was confronted with the first projects early 2000 I do not like them more 14 years laterâ€¦
There are different reasons for that:
- At least in Switzerland, I do not see any value. We can vote personally as well as by postal services as well as going personally in earlier days. I do not believe at all that we get a higher participation.
- If there is a DDOS attack before the closure of the ballots we have a democratic problem as I could not execute my rights.
Additionally, Bruce Schneier just brought another point up: Can you explain your mom and dad why it is secure? No? Then do not do it for such a sensitive issue: Hacking Internet Voting from Wireless Routers
So, I guess there are better ways to spend our e-government tax moneyâ€¦.