Pentagon scraps Net voting plan

Friday, 6 February 2004, 8:17 AM EST

The Pentagon will scrap the Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment (SERVE) until the current system can guarantee the security of the voting process or a new system is designed, a Defense Department spokesperson said.

"The action was taken in view of the inability to ensure the legitimacy of the votes cast," the spokesperson said.

The decision follows a January report by four experts--three computer science professors and a former IBM researcher--that gave failing marks to Internet voting. The report argues that creating an e-voting system that guarantees each person votes once and protects the voter's identity is impossible with the current state of the Internet.

By Robert Lemos at CNET.

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