Rus News Journal

The first experiment on voting through the Internet

the Context

In the city of Novomoskovsk of the Tula area has taken place yesterday the first experiment on the Internet - to voting on municipal elections has been made. The voters who have come on five polling districts in microdistrict Zalesnyj, after a habitual voting procedure have received the special disk, giving the chance to take part in the experimental electronic poll of voters spent by the Central election committee (Central Electoral Committee). By means of this disk any избиратель12 October with 8. 00 to 20. 00 could vote from any computer connected to the Internet. According to developers, the disk contains a special identification code so with its help it is possible to participate in experimental poll only once. The majority soglasivshihsja on participation in experiment have decided to take part in experiment in school the Internet - classes under supervision of assistants specially put to everyone computer. In total on experimental sites it is registered about 12 thousand voters. As of 14. 00 2796 voters from whom a disk took 1794 persons have taken part in elections. For experiment it has been made about 6 thousand disks, taking into account that that only half of voters will agree to take part in voting. Made experiment, according to mister Rajkova, has managed to the budget in 1 million rbl. the Head of the Russian centre of training to selective technologies Alexander Ivanchenko who also was present yesterday on polling districts at Novomoskovsk, has asked У not to spend strictly parallels between voting and experimental poll У.

NATALIA - BESPALOV