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Policy Workshop – Internet Voting: What can Canada Learn?

  • When: January 26, 2010
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Robertson Hall
  • Room: Senate Room (6th Floor)

Workshop Summary Proceedings  /  Résumé des travaux de l’atelier sur le vote par Internet


A Comparative Assessment of Electronic Voting, prepared for Elections Canada by Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (February 2010).

Une analyse comparative du vote électronique, préparé pour Elections Canada par le Dialogue transatlantique Canada-Europe (février 2010).


Workshop ProgramEnglish  /  French


Biographies of Presenters


Workshop Presentations

Opening Remarks By Rennie Molnar, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer, Electoral Events, Elections Canada


Panel I: Canadian Experiences with Internet Voting

Markham’s experience with Internet voting, By Kimberley Kitteringham, Town Clerk and Andrew Brouwer, Deputy Town Clerk, Town of Markham

Halifax’s experience with Internet voting, By Cathy Mellett, Acting Clerk/Manager, Halifax Regional Municipality

Peterborough’s experience with Internet voting, By John McKinstry, Sales Manager, Dominion Voting Systems


Panel II: European Experiences with Internet Voting

Overview of Internet voting in Europe, By Alexander Trechsel, European University Institute, Florence

Estonia’s experience with Internet voting, By Tarvi Martens, Development Director, Certification Centre, Estonia

The UK’s experience with Internet voting, Tom Hawthorn, The Electoral Commission


Panel III: Technical Considerations in Implementing Internet Voting

The importance of a marketing campaign (Markham), By Adam Froman, President, Delvinia Interactive (Also, please see Mr. Froman’s comments posted on Delvinia’s website)

The Intelivote approach to delivering Internet voting (Halifax), By Dean Smith, President, Intelivote Systems Inc.

Proprietary and open-source software choices, By Jason Gallagher, Open Source Software Developer

Trust and Transparency Challenges of E-Voting, Presentation notes, By Peter Wolf, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Stockholm


For information about the workshop please contact Natasha Joukovskaia at natasha_joukovskaia@carleton.ca or at 613-520-2600 ext. 1179.

The workshop is organized by the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD) in cooperation with Elections Canada. CETD is funded in part by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).