Remote internet voting means
|“||the unsupervised use of an Internet voting machine to cast a ballot over the Internet using a computer not necessarily owned and operated by election personnel. Authentication of the voter would include some form of identity verification that is at least as secure as existing voting procedures.||”|
Locations would include private sites, such as the home, school or office. Ideally, this type of open network system would enable voting from virtually anywhere at anytime; however, the concomitant risks are significant.
While remote internet voting has attracted the most public and media attention, and is often considered synonymous with Internet voting, there are many issues — both technical and policy-related — that must be resolved before remote voting is feasible.