Doug Craig and Donna Reid.. vote against a Professional speaking TO THE RISK OF ” INTERNET VOTING” …(Why is that?)

Aleksander Essex appeared at Cambridge Council on March 27th.. And they actually had to take a vote in order to allow this highly qualified Professional  to speak to the uncertainty of INTERNET VOTING.. ( Doug Craig and Donna Reid voted against him speaking)

PLEASE REMEMBER:

Your CITY COUNCIL voted for INTERNET VOTING back in April 2017 without ever hearing evidence against this style of casting your ballot..

 THEY VOTED ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF STAFF ONLY!!

 

Aleksander Essex

Assistant Professor

PhD (2012) Computer Science, University of Waterloo
MSc (2008) Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa
BSc (2004) Bachelor of Engineering Science (Computer Engineering), Western University
Personal Website

Dr. Essex is an assistant professor of software engineering with a specialization in cybersecurity and applied cryptography. He runs Whisper Lab, the Western Information Security and Privacy Research Laboratory.

His research focuses on both offensive and defensive topics in information security and data privacy. In the area of offensive research he is active in projects involving the discovery and mitigation of cryptographic protocol and implementation vulnerabilities in TLS and related web security technologies. In the area of defensive research he specializes in advanced threat detection and defence via the emerging paradigm of secure multi-party computation, and focuses on applications to trustworthy electronic voting and secure health informatics.

For more information visit his website: http://essex.cc

© 1878 – 2018 Western University

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Thompson Engineering Building,
Room TEB 235
Western University
Tel: 519-661-2111 ext. 87290

https://www.eng.uwo.ca/electrical/faculty/essex_a/index.html
aessex@uwo.ca

 

 

PLEASE CLICK TO HEAR ALEKSANDER ESSEX SPEAK AGAINST INTERNET VOTING.

 Once you’re on the site.. you must fast forward to 2:15  to hear his presentation..

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO DR. ESSEX FOR CARING ENOUGH ABOUT OUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHT TO A FAIR AND UNENCUMBERED BALLOT for taking the time to drive in from London ON..

More than I can say for most of our current council.

From April 2017

Online voting to return for 2018 election

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9 Responses to Doug Craig and Donna Reid.. vote against a Professional speaking TO THE RISK OF ” INTERNET VOTING” …(Why is that?)

  1. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Maggie March 29, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Well done Alexsander. You knew what you were talking about for sure. Loved the “brand” comment. Kind of hit home with a few people. We just hope that they were all listening and learning the facts about the issues with Online voting. We thank you for taking your time travelling the distance to educate the people that should be informed on this issue.
    So it remains to be seen if the Mayor & Councillors will be well-advised and go back to paper ballots where there is visible/physical proof of the actual vote. And to have Scrutineers in place to monitor the counting & delivery to proper headquarters.
    Then our job is to get people out to vote Oct. 22nd, 2018 on paper!!

  2. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann March 29, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Yes it was bang on for info. I stated Pam voted with Doug but it was Donna. Has she ever voted against him. The heart must have been on off. This promises to be a very interesting and hard worked election. Mr. ESSEX is a very honest and intelligent man that travels all over to help. Very good heart in this person. I’m glad council allowed him to speak.

  3. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann March 29, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Yes it was bang on for info. I stated Pam voted with Doug but it was Donna. Has she ever voted against him. The heart must have been on off. This promises to be a very interesting and hard worked election. Mr. ESSEX is a very honest and intelligent man that travels all over to help. Very good heart in this person. I’m glad council allowed him to speak.

  4. kefran@bell.net'
    RK March 30, 2018 at 7:52 am

    It was a very good meeting and very informative I think to the Council. I know the few people that were in chamber by the time he got up to speak were well informed. What I thought was interesting was the fact that he said that paper ballots do not have the capacity to ‘multiply’ when they are put in the ballot box. Interesting that Pam Wolf had a comment on that..Come on now..let’s really think about this one..because I have a hard time believing that when you put a paper ballot in the ballot box things can change. A Voter goes to a Polling Station, walks up to the Poll Clerk and hands in their Voter Card. They are in turn handed the piece of paper then they go behind and mark their ballot and then come back to the Poll Clerk where both the Voter and the Poll Clerk watch as the ballot is put in the ballot box..Now explain to me that this can go wrong because I really have a problem with that theory.
    When you look at Online Voting however, there are just too many ‘gray’ areas here. With paper ballots you can actually do a physical count of the paper…Online??? No Way…Can you verify that your vote was actually recorded?? If there needs to be a recount, it can be done with paper ballots, but can it really be done with online voting?? These are all critical things to think about when you exercise your Democratic Right on October 22…My advice..take the time and go to the polls…Advance Polls are not as busy so use them…Use the Polling Stations…Get out and Vote.,,After all if you want to see change at City Hall October 22 will be your chance to see that happen

  5. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann April 1, 2018 at 6:58 am

    We need to turf any council member that wants online voting. With paper ballots you can get a ride free to the polls, know your vote counts, and if there is an issue a recount is physical. That Bush guy that works for the city is one ignorant man. I was speaking to Mr. Essex and he butts right into his space and starts jamming Alex. I just left ’cause I thought there was going to be a confrontation. This is just the kind of stuff the city is getting known for. Aggressive, rude behaviour. I felt like filing a complaint and still might. Treating a guest speaker like that which council elected to hear was just plain wrong. Gary Dyke may have even sent him to question Alex for all I know. Is it any wonder our city is known all over Ontario for problems. Shame on our city management for treating a person this way. I think this man should lose his job since whatever he does he isn’t up for it. This election will go down in the books as a problem. One might even say manipulated. As for Doug and Donna….. What a dysfunctional city mess we have. I was however surprised Mann and Frank voted to hear the man. A good sign. In closing…one now has to wonder where the security was for this speaker and do we now need police at these meetings to protect the public from city staff?

  6. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann April 1, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Do we need to hire police to protect speakers from city staff now after Bush did his dirty work? Who sent him out to Mr. Essex? A complaint looks good right now. Do we need to see anything more to show we have a problem at city hall? What was Mr. Dyke thinking at council?

  7. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann April 1, 2018 at 7:05 am

    2x’s my comments have not gone through.

  8. Debbie Duff Vitez April 1, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Tommy, email them to me directly.. I will make sure they get posted

  9. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann April 3, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Sure looks like Gary Dyke has no control over Bush, or was he sent out to confront Mr. Essex by someone? A rudderless ship. Take a look at all the situations where the citizens and now out of town speakers are getting jammed by our city hall. Seems to be a scary pattern that is unsettling. Yet again the Advocate breaks city hall problems before other web sites do or will. Frank, Mike Mann, Pam, and Shannon deserve credit for allowing the man to speak. This is why Doug was visually upset I believe. Even Dyke looked shocked. There is still time for them to regain public confidence with choices like they made March 27th. I would say Mr. Dyke is on the hot seat. I look forward to working with him one day.

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