TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,141 Reviews & Articles | 39,479 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Win an Antec Case, PSU and Cooler (Global Entry!)

Norway ends e-voting experiment due to security concerns

E-voting in Norway greatly struggled, and the country has pulled the plug on the controversial project - much to the dismay of e-voter supporters

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jul 2, 2014 5:21 am

Norway has conducted e-voting tests during local and national elections in 2011 and 2013, with the government pulling the blog, citing voter fears. During a test run in 2013, 70,000 Norwegians tested e-voting - but there was concern because prior to the election, when the encryption software was compromised.

 

TweakTown image news/3/8/38811_01_norway_ends_e_voting_experiment_due_to_security_concerns.jpg

 

There was a political controversy and the e-voting process didn't generate additional interest to draw voters to the polls, according to the government. A small number of voters, just 0.75 percent of all voters, managed to double vote due to a glitch in the system.

 

"In order to push both the trustworthiness and transparency of the procedure, the source code for this year's e-voting system was put into the public domain, and anyone can now download and study the source code used from the e-voting project webpage," said Stig Oyvann.

 

Unfortunately other countries wanted to follow Norway's test trials, and likely won't be impressed - and e-voting will take another hit.

NEWS SOURCES:Bbc.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Hacking & Security news at our Hacking & Security news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases