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E-volving Democracy: Online Voting Public Dialogue

- 5:00am
Saturday May 26 2012

Venue: the Hive
Address: 128 West Hastings Street #210
Cost: By donation ($10 suggested to cover costs)
Accessibility: The venue requires an ability to climb stairs

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On May 26, PartyX and Fair Voting BC will host an interactive dialogue session on online voting. Participants will look at the risks associated with a web-based decision-making process – and how trust can potentially be built into a system.

The session is the first in the “E-volving Democracy” dialogue series highlighting current issues related to technology, democracy, and the theory and practice of collective decision-making.  This event is designed for anyone who wants to make change happen – including democracy and social justice activists, open source coders and hackers, philosophers and academics, facilitators and convenors.

The session will include a panel discussion featuring Andrew MacLeod (legislative reporter, The Tyee); Steve Wolfman (Computer Science, SFU) and Fathima Cadre (UBC Law and anti-online voting advocate). In small group discussions, participants will identify and prioritize conditions they believe a proposed online voting system would have to satisfy before it could be used in good conscience in a public election. 

The results and recommendations from this dialogue will inform PartyX and Fair Voting BC’s official policy positions on online voting, which will be shared with government and made widely available online.

Organizer:John Richardson, 604-417-6074,

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