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Volume 1 Issue 1 / Mar 2003  pp1‑62

Editor: Frank Bannister

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Developing a voluntary emergency health record for children in Ontario: a significant step towards a lifetime health record  pp1‑7

Andrew Szende

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Transformation by Design: An Innovative Approach to Implementation of e‑Government  pp8‑13

Dan Swedberg, Judith Douglas

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Bringing Confidence to Electronic Voting  pp14‑21

Andreu Riera, Paul Brown

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Electronic voting (whether it is remote or poll‑site) has a lack of transparency that makes its use controversial. Currently there is a lively debate regarding the deployment of electronic voting systems, with people arguing whether trustworthiness is only achievable by means of the use of backup paper trails. We believe that paper trails are not strictly necessary. In our opinion, the lack of transparency of electronic voting systems can be overcome to a great extent by using adequate security measures (technological, physical and procedural). Such security measures would provide clarity to the process and avoid the need to rely on complex and/or networked systems and/or proprietary closed systems.  


Keywords: electronic voting, security, trust, e-Democracy


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Transformational aspects of e‑Government in Ireland: Issues to be addressed  pp22‑30

Orla O'Donnell, Richard Boyle, Virpi Timonen

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The potential contribution of ICTs to the political process  pp31‑39

Briony J Oates

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Implementing e‑Government: widening the lens  pp40‑51

Bill Martin, John Byrne

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From e‑Government to e‑Governance? Towards a model of e‑Governance  pp52‑62

Matthias Finger, Gaelle Pecoud

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