Internet Voting, Security, and Privacy


Epstein, J. (2010). Internet voting, security, and privacy. Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J., 19, 885.


Internet voting is an appealing concept to most voters, primarily for reasons of convenience (“why can’t I vote in my pajamas at a convenient time”), while appealing because of the attractiveness of technology. However, Internet voting is fundamentally different from other types of online transactions such as banking or shopping. In this article, I describe different types of Internet voting, the advantages and disadvantages from a security and privacy perspective, and provide perspective on the history and evolution of the field.

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