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Interesting email from someone on California Internet task force, after 3
months of study on the issue.
-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Alexander <kimalex@netcom.com>
To: Charles, Alfie <acharles@ss.ca.gov>

>Hi everyone,
>I'm sorry I won't be able to join you for tomorrow's Internet Voting Task
>Force meeting -- I'm teaching a summer school course at UC Davis and
>tomorrow is my second day of class.  I hope the meeting goes well, and
>appreciate all the hard work that Alfie and both subcommittees have been
>doing over the past few months.
>This has been a real learning experience for me, and I thought the rest
>of the task force might be interested to know that my personal feeling on
>Internet voting has changed from initially being generally supportive,
>with reservations, to now being generally opposed, but keeping an open
>What I find most troubling about the prospect of online voting is voting
>in the workplace -- this is a radical change in the voting process.  The
>potential for employers to compromise the secrecy of their employees'
>ballot, or worse, to coerce voters to vote a certain way in the workplace
>via the Internet leads me to conclude that we should put the breaks on
>Internet voting, and not push it forward.
>I am speaking here only for myself, and not as a representative of the
>California Voter Foundation.  CVF does not have a formal position on this
>issue yet.  I appreciate your considering my opinions, and wish you all
>the best of luck with tomorrow's meeting! -- Kim
>:::: Kim Alexander, President ::::
>:: California Voter Foundation :::
>::::::: kimalex@calvoter.org :::::
>:::: http://www.calvoter.org :::::
>:::::::: (916) 325-2120 ::::::::::
>On Wed, 11 Aug 1999, Charles, Alfie wrote:
>> Just a reminder that the next meeting the full Internet Voting Task Force
>> scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, August 12, 1999 from 10:00 - 3:00 at
>> Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters' office in San Jose.
>> The address is 1555 Berger Dr, Building #2, San Jose.  Directions and a
>> are available on the Internet Voting web page at www.ss.ca.gov/ivote
>> userid: ivote
>> password: ivote
>> Roger Dao's phone number at the registrar's office is 408-299-8302
>> I plan to open tomorrow's meeting with a full task force discussion
>> regarding the format of the report and then break up into subcommittees.
>> I am in the process of combining the notes of the Practical Issues
>> with the draft report from the Technical Committee to build a cohesive
>> organized document for the final report.  I hope to have at least an
>> of that report out to the group this afternoon and will try to get a more
>> extensive document to you tomorrow.
>> --Alfie