Even the Philippines May Have Internet Voting

This story came across my computer today. Everyone is thinking about Internet voting…..

THE Commission on Elections is “seriously considering” Internet voting for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Italy, it was learned Monday.

In a phone interview, commissioner Florentino Tuason said Filipinos in these three areas, which also have among the largest number of registered overseas voters, have access to the Internet.

“We are seriously considering Internet voting for overseas Filipinos (in these areas),” he said.

Tuason, commissioner in charge of the overseas absentee voting (OAV), said he has already met with the Spanish supplier of the software for Internet voting twice and had been impressed by the security features of the program.

“It’s a software that ensures secure voting,” he said, adding that the software costs much less — P25 million per 500,000 voters — compared to snail or surface mail, which costs P57 million per 250,000 voters.