The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asked for public comment on the use of the Internet for election-related activities (among other digital democracy related matters). They recently published the responses, including those from OSDV. I’ll let Greg highlight the particularly public-policy-related questions and answers, but I wanted to highlight some aspects of our response that differ from some others.
- Like many respondents, we commented on that slippery phrase “Internet voting”, but focused on a few of the specific issues that apply particularly in the context of overseas and military voters.
- Also in that context, we addressed some uses of the Internet that could be very beneficial, but are not voting per se.
- We contrasted other countries’ experiences with elections and the Internet with the rather different conditions here in the U.S.
For more information, of course, I suggest reading our response. In addition, for those particularly interested in Internet voting and security, you can get additional perspectives from the responses of TrustTheVote advisors Candice Hoke and David Jefferson, which are very nicely summarized on the Verified Voting blog.