At the February 6, 2013 Edmonton City Council meeting, the decision was made not to proceed with the implementation of an Internet voting option in the 2013 General Election. Although not ready to move forward at this time, Council acknowledged the efforts made by City Administration to assess Internet voting as a potential option for voters.
The City is currently completing the requirements associated with the initial proposal on Internet voting for Alberta Municipal Affairs. The proposal report will include the processes followed for the mock Jellybean Election, the outcome of the public involvement process conducted in partnership with the Centre for Public Involvement, as well as suggested regulatory changes to the Local Authorities Election Act that would allow for other Alberta municipalities to implement an Internet voting option.
Edmonton Elections would like to thank all of its partners in this pilot project, including Administration from the City of Edmonton, Alberta Municipal Affairs, the Centre for Public Involvement, the City of St. Albert and Strathcona County, as well as all of the citizens who participated in the Jellybean Election.
2012 Jellybean Internet Voting Election
The ResultsNovember 2, 2012, was Election Day in the 2012 Jellybean Internet Voting Election.
Jelly bean election results
What is the Jellybean Election?The Jellybean Internet Voting Election was a mock election conducted by the City of Edmonton as part of assessing the use of internet voting as a potential voting option in future general elections.
The purpose of the Jellybean Election was two-fold:
- To gauge the readiness of Edmontonians to use internet voting as a valid alternative in the 2013 General Election
- To test the technology and ensure the internet voting system met the City’s expectations for voter privacy, security, auditability and usability.
Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the Jellybean Election.
The importance of privacy, security and confidentiality
Privacy, security, and confidentiality of the voting public is of primary importance to the City of Edmonton.