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Can we now kill this stupidity?


At the weekend we had voting in local elections. Yet again there was a low turnout. Yet again we hear the call for electronic voting. Electronic voting is not the problem. Councils and Government are the problem.

I have reposted my post from 2019, it is still relevant

In several posts Adam has expressed his concerns over the push for electronic voting in NZ.

See :

Online voting trial for 2019 local elections scrapped – but zombie like is not dead

Again the push for online voting

Newsroom: again the online voting spin from NZ media

Online Voting: The pro campaign ramps up – Online voting could make 2019 turnout a turn up for the books

Morning Report: Online Voting

Nine To Noon: Online voting, NZ’s CTO & personal stats

Comments on On-line Voting

Again Adam refers readers to this

So why are we revisiting this, because at a recent appearance before a Parliamentary Select Committee, GCSB Head – Andrew Hampton is reported follows

The Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has warned against local elections going online, citing security concerns.

Andrew Hampton appeared alongside New Zealand Security Intelligence Service director-general Rebecca Kitteridge on Thursday at the Justice Select Committee where the pair was asked to comment on possible election interference.

The select committee was given a classified briefing from Kitteridge and Hampton after their public appearance, but before then the spy bosses disclosed that “interference in New Zealand’s elections by a state actor was, and remains, plausible”.

So can we finally kill off this stupid idea, please

One Comment
  1. 10/10/2022 19:19

    Electronic voting, like postal voting, is open to people voting for or coercing others into voting the way they want them to with the added risk of hacking and technological failure.


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