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Internet Voting – What Can Canada Learn?

Internet Voting – What Can Canada Learn?

The Strategic Knowledge Cluster Canada–Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD) at Carleton University, organized a workshop entitled, Internet Voting: What Can Canada Learn? in Ottawa on January 26, 2010.

In support of its commitment set out in the Strategic Plan 2008–2013 to increase the accessibility of the electoral process, Elections Canada collaborated with CETD to organize this workshop and to prepare a research paper.

These two initiatives explored considerations and lessons learned for Canada by examining Internet voting trials that have taken place at the municipal level in Canada (i.e. Markham, Peterborough and Halifax) and in European jurisdictions (i.e. Estonia, Geneva and the United Kingdom).

The workshop further examined these trials by bringing together technical experts, electoral practitioners from jurisdictions that have used Internet voting, and prominent scholars who have studied applicable models.