dijous, 23 d’agost de 2007

Dan Rather's Report on Touchscreens

In Sarasota County (Florida), there has been an unusual rate (up to 12%) of people that, even voting in secondary races, decided not to participate in the election for the Congress. Several voters claimed that there was a problem with ES-S touchscreens and Dan Rather analyze the full history in his last report discovering shocking things. Take a look:

http://www.hd.net/drr227.html

dimarts, 21 d’agost de 2007

EVOTE'08

The Third International Conference on E-Voting to be held in Bregenz (Austria) has already launched the first call for papers. Find it HERE.

The Machinery of Democracy

I am trying this summer to analyze the e-voting issue in the States and I found several interesting sites. I was told that the Smithsonian Museum had an electoral exhibition with all the machines used in the electoral USA's history, but there is also a great virtual site:

http://americanhistory.si.edu/vote/home.html

Please try the flash interactive overview and you will find detailed pictures of these machines.

dijous, 16 d’agost de 2007

R+D Project

Good news! The Spanish Research Ministry awards our group with one R+D Project on electronic voting with 35000 euros for three years (2007/2009) and a four-years fellowship to do a Ph.D. on the same field. Next January we will open the call for candidatures for this fellowship, but feel free to contact us if you are interested in. You can find more details in: http://www.mec.es/ (FPI felowships)

Here you are the current members of this research group: Josep Maria Reniu i Vilamala (Barcelona), Rosa María Fernández Riveira (Madrid), José Julio Fernández Rodríguez (Santiago), Maria Teresa Franquet i Sugranyes (Tarragona), Manuel Medina (Barcelona) and myself (León).

dilluns, 13 d’agost de 2007

ESF Conference

The European Science Foundation (ESF) will hold a Conference next November in Sweden on e-democracy. There is one e-voting track with interesting names like Trechsel or Krimmer and there is an open deadline till August 31st. Remmert (CoE) and Buchsbaum (Austria) are also speakers in other sections.

More info HERE