E-voting trials end in failure in Norway

The BBC reports:

Norway is ending trials of e-voting systems used in national and local elections.

Experiments with voting via the net were carried out during elections held in 2011 and 2013.

But the trials have ended because, said the government, voters’ fears about their votes becoming public could undermine democratic processes.

Political controversy and the fact that the trials did not boost turnout also led to the experiment ending.

The failure to raise turnout is now a surprise, as that was Britain’s experience too with its online voting experiments when Labour was in government

Something for the Speaker to remember.

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