E-Voting – improving the election process?
Bjorn Lomborg discusses results from the Haiti Priorise research on electronic voting.
The participation rate in Haitian elections is low. In last October’s election, less than one-quarter of eligible voters participated.
The process is long and complex, leaving opportunities for error and fraud, while the costs of holding an election have climbed more than 400% in 25 years.
With apparent broad public support, electronic voting has been suggested as one way of reducing the cost, cutting the opportunities for error and fraud, and re-establishing public trust."