A secure vote is a paper vote

By  | April 19, 2018 | 4 Comments | Filed under: THE DANGERS OF ELECTRONIC VOTING
Opinion04:29 PMCambridge Times

At city council’s March 27 meeting, professor Aleksander Essex of Western University gave a very informative presentation on the risks of online voting.

His ideas suggest a very strong argument for maintaining a paper ballot vote, despite some councillors and city staff pushing for more use of online voting.

Given the number of security breaches that have occurred in so many areas of business, and even in the American election, I would urge citizens of Cambridge to call your city councillor and express your support for use of paper ballot voting as the most secure method of protecting our democratic process for all future elections, even this year’s election.

Mary Jane Lusty





4 Responses to A secure vote is a paper vote

  1. kefran@sympatico.ca'
    Been There April 20, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Well written letter.
    It is ironic that when I checked my email this morning there was a letter from the Waterloo Region saying that they have had a privacy breach regarding the ‘My Waste App’
    Just one more example of ‘hacking’

  2. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Maggie April 20, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Well said Mary Jane.
    Now Cambridge Voters find the Activities Guide that comes to your house & email your Councillor and other Councillors as well – especially Donna Reid & the Mayor.
    If you do not have email – call them – but a phone call can be ignored – no evidence.
    Yes people, government, businesses, etc. are all getting hacked, so what is so hard to understand that votes should only be by paper ballots.
    Our Prov. & Fed. governments use paper ballots so what does this tell us.
    Call your Councillor – it is your right for an honest vote in Oct.

  3. kefran@sympatico.ca'
    Been There April 20, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    For any individual you want to email at City Hall just have their last name and first initial @ cambridge.ca
    ie: Reidd@cambridge.ca
    Emails are always best that way you have the paper trail to say you sent communication

  4. kefran@sympatico.ca'
    TJT April 24, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Funny how the Region of Waterloo also had a ‘hack’ ….Tells me online voting is safe…

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