THE DANGERS OF ELECTRONIC VOTING

Voters can have their say on ranked ballot system

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September 9, 2017

News07:00 PMby Ray Martin Cambridge Times – file photo City officials will hold an information session about ranked balloting this Wednesday (Sept. 13), in an effort to gauge public interest for a possible referendum on next year’s ballot. Throughout most of Canada, the first-past-the-post system is in place, where the candidate receiving the most votes […]


Virginia orders immediate halt of voting machines considered vulnerable to hacking

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September 8, 2017

Virginia on Friday agreed to stop using paperless touchscreen voting machines that had been flagged by cyber security experts as potentially vulnerable to hackers and lacking sufficient vote auditing capabilities. The action represented one of the most concrete steps taken by a U.S. state to bolster the cyber security of election systems since the 2016 […]


Watch: Hackers demonstrate how to crack Into electronic voting machines in minutes

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July 31, 2017

Watch: Hackers demonstrate how to crack Into electronic voting machines in minutes AlterNet 30 Jul 2017 at 23:31 ET  http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/watch-hackers-demonstrate-how-to-crack-into-electronic-voting-machines-in-minutes/ Voter in front of voting machine at polling station (Shutterstock) Who says America’s electronic voting machinery cannot be hacked? One of the world’s largest and best-known hacker conventions, DEF CON, debuted an interactive “Voting Machine Hacker […]


HACKING DEMOCRACY proves your vote can be stolen without a trace. Watch it here.

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June 6, 2017

Published on Sep 22, 2016 The film the voting machine corporations don’t want you to see! HACKING DEMOCRACY follows citizen investigators as they prove America’s votes can be stolen without a trace. Their mission climaxes in a duel between the Diebold corporation’s voting machines and a computer hacker – with America’s democracy at stake. To […]


Why London Changed to Ranked Ballots: TVO The Agenda

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May 30, 2017

Air Date: May 17, 2017 Length: 16:34 About this Video Earlier this month, London became the first city in Canada to ditch the first-past-the-post system. When the city heads to the polls in 2018 for its municipal election, it will use ranked ballots, where voters will choose candidates in order of preference. Josh Morgan, London […]


Mike Mann, ( Preston Councillor) voted for ELECTRONIC VOTING… based on “Staff Recommendation”..

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April 23, 2017

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE CTV INTERVIEW   to……Mike Mann, Preston Ward Councillor: As you are well aware we went before Council to give council an idea of why internet voting is not a good way for our City to vote in 2018. We heard what you had to say and  we seen your interview […]


For those who are unable to attend City Hall April 18th { Re: Electronic Voting Issues}

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April 15, 2017

To those unable to attend Tuesday’s council meeting.   Please consider emailing the City Clerk and City Council with your concerns regarding the use of Electronic Ballots in the 2018 Municipal Election.   clerk@cambridge.ca   council@cambridge.ca   { I am including a sample letter, you’re welcome to copy and use.. It’s simple and to the […]


NEVER DOUBT WHAT A SMALL GROUP OF COMMITTED CITIZENS CAN DO

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April 12, 2017

DOUG CRAIG AND HIS CONTROL ISSUES.

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April 11, 2017

{ it’s time for Super Man to hang up his cape} unchallenged Power does strange things to people.. * HE NOT ONLY CONTROLS OUR CITY… * HE CONTROLS WHO GETS HIRED… * HE HAS 90% CONTROL OVER CAMBRIDGE COUNCIL… * HE HAS 100% CONTROL OVER STAFF… * HE NOW HAS A ” CODE OF CONDUCT” […]


An email I sent to Cambridge Clerk DiLullo and Cambridge Council.. ( so far no one has acknowledged receiving said email)

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April 10, 2017

INCLUDED HERE:   Plenty of Evidence to justify  PAPER BALLOTS / HAND COUNTED for the 2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION Posting this so Council can’t say, they didn’t know the risk with ELECTRONIC VOTING.. From: Debbie Vitez <debbievitez@hotmail.com> To: “clerk@cambridge.ca” <clerk@cambridge.ca>; Michael Di Lullo <DiLulloM@cambridge.ca> From: Debbie Vitez <debbievitez@hotmail.com> Sent: April 8, 2017 2:38 PM To: council@cambridge.ca […]


A federal committee has recommended against national Internet voting.

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April 9, 2017

editors note: If the feds and the provinces don’t trust it.. Why are our Elected Officials insisting we use it..? Electronic voting in Canada From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Federal elections and provincial elections use paper ballots, but electronic voting has been used since at least the 1990s at the municipal level. Committee reports and […]


The phantom motion that nearly caused a Cambridge referendum

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April 8, 2017

Apr 07, 2017 12:00 by Richard Vivian Cambridge Times It seemed, at first, as though I would be penning a correction notice, perhaps accompanied by an apology to readers. How could I have messed up this badly? But the more I looked into where I went so terribly wrong, the more obvious it became the […]


Online voting to return for 2018 election

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April 8, 2017

Apr 07, 2017 12:00 by Richard Vivian Cambridge Times CAMBRIDGE — Residents will once again have the option of casting their votes online or via telephone during next year’s municipal election. Council members, meeting at the general committee on Tuesday (April 4), approved the use of paper ballots as well as online and telephone voting. […]


There’s something ‘fishy’ about allowing online voting ( letter to Editor March 19, 2014)

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March 19, 2017

The following  from 2014.. is still true today.. WE NEED A FAIR ELECTION PROCESS IN 2018 Dear Editor, I’m a first time writer, longtime reader and I’ve bit my tongue for long enough. I decided to write today because I sense that there’s something fishy going on with city council these days. I find it […]


If I Can Shop and Bank Online, Why Can’t I Vote Online?

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February 25, 2017

by David Jefferson, Computer Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 1 ], member, Verified Voting Foundation Board, Board of Directors, California Voter Foundation If I Can Shop and Bank Online, Why Can’t I Vote Online? There is widespread pressure around the country today for the introduction of some form of Internet voting in public elections that would allow people […]


TIME TO STOP CONFUSING THE VOTING PUBLIC OF CAMBRIDGE

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February 22, 2017

  TIME  TO RETURN TO HAND COUNTED PAPER BALLOTS!! TIME TO REOPEN THE VOTING LOCATIONS TIME TO REOPEN THE VOTING STATIONS TIME FOR THE SENIORS TO HAVE THEIR VOTING LOCATIONS RETURNED TIME TO GET RID OF TABULATORS/INTERNET/TELEPHONE VOTING TIME TO MAKE SURE VOTER REGISTRATION CARDS ARE UP TO DATE TIME TO STOP BLAMING MPAC FOR […]


Internet voting is just too hackable, say security experts.. { so why is Cambridge using this system?}

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February 20, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Three ballot initiatives have been proposed in California to require the state to allow online voting, but security experts and some voting officials say the technology is nowhere near secure enough for something so crucial as the democratic process. “When people stop me in the supermarket and ask, ‘When am I going to […]


The Case for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots by By Jana Nestlerode ( why doesn’t Doug Craig and Council want it?)

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February 18, 2017

The Case for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots There is no foolproof system of voting. But in a country that prides itself for “honoring the will of the people”, the means of determining the will of the people should be guarded zealously. While our ballots must be cast in secret, the counting of our ballots must be […]


Waterloo council rejects Internet voting for 2018 ( again why is Cambridge insisting on it?)

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February 17, 2017

Waterloo council rejects Internet voting for 2018 Pencil and paper ballot Metro Creative Waterloo Chronicle BySamantha Beattie Just like sliced bread, a pencil on a ballot works as well today as it ever has. Related Stories Cambridge mulls referendum on… That’s what delegate and former councillor Scott Witmer said to councillors on Monday night as […]


The Dangers of Internet Voting… { Again, why is Cambridge using internet voting?}

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February 15, 2017

  Revised and Updated July 26, 2016 Those who believe that “voting online is the future” or that it is “possible given current technology” to create a secure online voting system are dangerously mistaken.[1] According to computer experts, Internet voting is vulnerable to cyber-attack and fraud—vulnerabilities inherent in current hardware and software, as well as […]


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