City of Edmonton Explores Internet Voting Option
September 17, 2012
This fall the City of Edmonton is inviting the public to test an internet voting system in the 2012 Jellybean Internet Voting Election and give their opinion on internet voting through a variety of public involvement opportunities.
The City’s mock election and public involvement initiatives are designed to gauge whether or not Edmontonians accept internet voting as a viable voting option, as well as test the proposed internet voting technology.
The Centre for Public Involvement is now inviting individuals to participate in a number of public consultation opportunities, including online surveys and roundtable meetings.
Feedback from the public and the performance results of the internet voting system will be assessed and used in a report for Council with recommendations on whether or not to offer internet voting in the City of Edmonton’s 2013 General Election.
The 2012 Jellybean Internet Voting Election will be held October 22, 2012 to November 2, 2012. Registration to vote online starts October 8, 2012. Interested individuals do not have to live in Edmonton to vote in the mock election.
More information on the City’s internet voting project, the 2012 Jellybean Internet Voting Election and the Centre for Public Involvement public consultation process, can be found at www.edmonton.ca/internetvoting.
For more information:
Centre for Public Involvement