Newmarket will take paper over getting plugged in during October’s municipal election. Council rejected a staff recommendation that called on the municipality to authorize the use of Internet voting in time for the election, meaning traditional paper ballots will be used, instead of the online method. “I don’t think the confidence of the community is there yet,” Mayor Tony Van Bynen said. Councillors want the issue addressed early in the next term, giving plenty of time for implementation in the 2018 election.
Public consultation is quite mixed, Regional Councillor John Taylor said, adding more time is needed for people to engage. This is an interesting opportunity, but it’s not a priority of municipalities.
… Others expressed concern over voting security. “I don’t believe we have the security in place,” Councillor Maddie Di Muccio said. “People are concerned about private and confidential information being handed over. Four years is a long time. Maybe some of the technology will change (by the next election).”
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