Internet Voting: Issues and Legislation

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Among the many issues in the ongoing, national discussion about the Internet is its use in the voting process. Because voting determines who runs the government and entails two absolute requirements--the secret ballot and security from fraud--the stakes are higher than for many other transactions routinely conducted via the internet. Public confidence about Internet security is increasing, but many feel that voting online requires a degree of security from fraud beyond the current standard for everyday internet use.

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Coleman, Kevin J. & Nunno, Richard M. January 16, 2001.

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  • Coleman, Kevin J. Analyst in American National Government; Government and Finance Division
  • Nunno, Richard M. Analyst in Information Science and Technology Policy; Resources, Science, and Industry Division

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Among the many issues in the ongoing, national discussion about the Internet is its use in the voting process. Because voting determines who runs the government and entails two absolute requirements--the secret ballot and security from fraud--the stakes are higher than for many other transactions routinely conducted via the internet. Public confidence about Internet security is increasing, but many feel that voting online requires a degree of security from fraud beyond the current standard for everyday internet use.

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  • January 16, 2001

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  • June 11, 2005, 6:13 a.m.

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Coleman, Kevin J. & Nunno, Richard M. Internet Voting: Issues and Legislation, report, January 16, 2001; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs1636/: accessed August 3, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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