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El voto electrónico en 2012: ¿Cómo vamos?

Over and over, in different media we are told that all automatization means progress, and is surely a positive change. Many people expect us techies to be the first enthusiasts for all technifying changes — But sometimes, our task is to bring to the public’s attention the reasons as to why some processes should not be automatized.

An example for this is voting. Democratic countries have as their maximum, refoundational act the periodic renovation of the ruling class through the free, secret and universal vote. There is, of course, a recognition to the importance that voting holds, as well as the trust needed in their results’ processing. Electronic voting, however, puts it at risk more strongly than any other, human-based way.

In this talk, I present a short exposition on why we think this way, and will delineate the current status of electronic voting in different aspects of our country, to be able to present what we can do in the future.


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