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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
By: Michael Hatamoto | 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.




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.


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