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OSCE Reports on Norway’s Use of Internet Voting

Norway held a parliamentary election on September 9, 2013. The election provided for a pilot project, in which 250,159 voters in twelve municipalities were able to vote on the internet. The OSCE (Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights), the outgrowth of the Helsinki Accords, analyzes the entire Norwegian election in this 19-page report. For the analysis of the internet voting experiment, see pages 9-10.

The entire report is interesting. Norway uses proportional representation and that is described also. Norway uses electronic poll-books, so that voters can vote in any precinct. Individuals need not register to vote; the government prepares a list of all registered voters using data already available. Voters can vote as many times as they wish, but only their last vote counts. This reduces the fear that someone else is watching the voter cast a vote, perhaps because the other individual is attempting to bribe the voter. If the voter does feel intimidated, the voter is free to cast another ballot later, eliminating the first ballot. Thanks to Bill Kelleher for the link.

2 Responses

  1. Nice summary of the report. For a more detailed look, and to see why Norway’s Internet voting trials are important for the USA (that could be our future) see,
    Norway has Second Great Success with Internet Voting
    http://internetvotingforall.blogspot.com

  2. Demo Rep

    What MORONS have ANY *trust* in electronic voting with NO paper trails ???

    See ALL of the New Age electronic hacking / spying / rigging by private criminals and govt criminals (see the Snowden stuff).

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