An article in the NZ Herald on how we will not have e-voting until 2023 at the earliest under current plans. I’m one of those quoted criticising the timetable and advocating we should be moving to trails in the very near future.
Anthony Doesburg points out that groups such as the Teachers Council have sucessfully run online elections with 80.000 voters.
A change I have advocated in the past is that the Chief Electoral Office be put in charge of all local body elections also (working with the local authorities). This change is beneficial in its own right, but would also allow testing of e-voting in one or two areas in 2010.