Re: Hmmm this kind of thing is happenin... (none / 0) (#5)
by ramses0 on Thu Mar 02, 2000 at 12:15:38 PM EST
At our campus university we held a special election for Student Government with the option for students to vote online.
Rather than tracking down wherever the voting booth was at certain hours of the day, you could go to a lab (or do it at home) and vote whenever you wanted to.
We had it a little better off than a typical election as far as the ability to authenticate users. Basically since each student is allowed only one email address, and the email addresses has to be of the form '*@utdallas.edu', it was a simple matter to allow students to "register" for online voting, then spam a secret PIN number to their email address, allowing them to come back, log in, and cast their vote.
VOTING STATISTICS (from the system)
64 Unique People Registered to Vote
43 People Actually Voted
USER STATISTICS (self-reported)
5 Natural Sciences
4 MIS /BUS
1 Arts& Humanities
Opinion of Online Voting
29 Very Useful
1 No Difference
2 Not Useful
It's only campus student government elections, but hey, it's a start. (Voting -results- have been clipped because they're not that interesting, these are just some statistics)
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