A secure vote is a paper vote

By  | April 19, 2018 | 11 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

Cambridge

https://www.cambridgetimes.ca/opinion-story/8405311-a-secure-vote-is-a-paper-vote/

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11 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…

  5. ltvann@rogers.com'
    Tom Vann June 2, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Speaking of the election, have you heard where THE LIBERALS AND NDP MIGHT BE GOING TO BED TOGETHER? Desperation? Wait till Horvath’s buy back Hydro costs fails, Ontario pushed to become a sanctuary to justify gas prices skyrocketing so people use bikes and walk more. I guess once the rich get taxed too much and they reinvest elsewhere those lower income earners will do all the investing for jobs. Then the NDP will allow teachers and ? to strike as long as they want to get what they want rule. What about the kids left at home? Is that good for Ontario people? Would you quit work for this? Donna Reid, Pam Wolf, Gary Price, Shannon Adshade ask who they support. Spoke to Liberal and PC people that are seeing their election signs stolen or knocked down and NDP signs put up in the same holes they had their signs in. Wow! Never heard anyone talk of the local NDP candidate going door to door to campaign. I have to say McGarry seems to have handled this election with class considering her bosses popularity. I drive through town and see many of her and the PC’S signs damaged while many NDP signs are still standing. I know about 2 hunters cameras that have been set up to see if those sign thieves can be caught. Mine is one of them. Wouldn’t that be special on the evening news! Look for the Poppy to be banned because soldiers are war criminals according to some running in this election. How the heck is that candidate that mentioned Hitler doing for them? Special people on board. Did I miss anyone? Have a wonderful day.

  6. ltvann@rogers.com'
    Jeff Fletcher June 2, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    l agree with the fear what the NDP would ever do again. For us, never again is the theme on the NDP and Bob Rea thinkers.

  7. agmarshall@rogers.com'
    Alan Marshall June 3, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Sounds to me that you’d rather go with proven, term after term bad government not in the public interest than even try the party that formed one unpopular government 28 years ago. Other than big business, firearms owners and a few others, who does the Conservative Party help? Tenants, working class, the poor, the environment? No. They help themselves and their friends. Maybe all parties do that to some degree but it’s way past time to give the NDP another four year term.

  8. Debbie Duff Vitez June 3, 2018 at 11:26 am

    THANKS ALAN..
    THAT HAS BEEN MY THOUGHT ALL ALONG..

  9. ltvann@rogers.com'
    Rick Muise June 3, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    l heard also Knight isn’t going door to door and speaking with the people. That’s bad politics.

  10. ltvann@rogers.com'
    Tom Vann June 4, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Liberals and PC know this as well and have made sure people out there know this Rick. Knight can’t read off notes going door to door. I find it strange Knight isn’t going out to homes. Even McGarry and Belinda are doing it. Hey the big cops sex case is coming up soon. They moved it out of our Region so the public has to travel to see it. More BS by the Gestapo.

  11. ltvann@rogers.com'
    Tom Vann June 4, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Liberals and PC know this as well and have made sure people out there know this Rick. Knight can’t read off notes going door to door. I find it strange Knight isn’t going out to homes. Even McGarry and Belinda are doing it. Hey the big cops sex case is coming up soon. They moved it out of our Region so the public has to travel to see it. More BS by the Gestapo.

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