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Internet Voting: An Idea whose Time has Not Come



Barbara Simons examines some of the threats of Internet voting in the hope of encouraging the technical community to oppose Internet voting unless and until these threats can be eliminated.


Dr. Barbara Simons is an expert on electronic voting and was appointed to the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. Simons was President of ACM from July 1998 until June 2000, a Fellow of ACM and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award recipient from the College of Engineering of U.C. Berkeley.

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SPLASH is the ACM conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity. SPLASH is an annual conference that embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery. This is the premier conference at the intersection of programming languages, programming, and software engineering.

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Feb 01, 2013

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  • Voting is legitimized bullying

    by Dmitry Tsygankov,

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    Voting is what happens when you want to legitimize bullying of minorities.
    Voting has no place in a truly free world.
    Wolves and sheep have no right to vote what they are going to have for dinner.
    Nobody has the right to vote for money to be taken from other people.
    Nobody has the right to vote for people being put to jail, whenever they have a piece of vegetation in their pocket.
    Nobody has the right to vote random people out of other person's property.

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