Internet-voting panel will soon unveil website
B.C.'s panel on Internet voting is getting closer to having a web presence of its own.
Appointed by Elections BC in September at the request of Attorney General Shirley Bond, the five-member panel is tasked with studying Internet-based voting for provincial and local government elections in the province.
A website for the panel was promised and Elections BC spokesman Don Main said it should go live at either the end of November or the beginning of December.
"We are working on that," he said, noting the site will include information on online voting, the panel's mandate and its makeup.
There will also be a section for public feedback and submissions.
The panel has met twice so far, in September and earlier this month, and is in the process of setting up a work plan, Main said.
It's still being determined if it will host any public comment or information sessions as part of its research, while a deadline for its findings has not been set.
When creation of the panel on Internet voting was announced in August, KTW spoke with Thompson Rivers University political-science professor Derek Cook.
“It can be too easily hacked at the moment," he said. "Any electronic voting can be hacked. It’s not secure."
KTW also spoke to some Kamloops councillors, whose comments can be read here.