VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Online voting has been suggested by two BC politicians, but an internet and privacy expert warns there are risks to be considered:
Has your vote actually been counted? Did it only go in once? Was there any interference along the way?
He points out, “If it crashes on voting day, that’s a horrendous situation. What [would you] start doing now? Voting is supposed to be a single day when everyone gets their chance to vote. Are you going to have voting on the following day?”
Rosenberg says while online voting would encourage a youth vote, the system would have to be completely kink-free, isolated, and monitored to prevent security breaches.
Online voting has been suggested by Surrey mayor Dianne Watts and Liberal leadership candidate Christy Clark.