A direct-recording electronic voting machine records votes by means of an interactive ballot display (touchscreen)
These process data with computer software and record votes on its memory.
Produces a tabulation of votes stored in a removable memory component and as printed copy.
E-Voting - DRE Advantages of e-voting
Minimised risk of ambiguities as the voter makes his choice by touching the screen.
Minimise the need for recounts as everything is tabulated by the computer.
Disadvantages of e-voting
E-voting is not as secret and secure as the present paper-ballot system– security
Electronic failures might occur with such a system. - reliability
Other generation may not be comfortable in using the system. -people and machines
E-voting – assistive technology There are also hybrid systems that include a touch screen system similar to a DRE to print a voter-verifiable paper ballot, then use a separate machine for electronic tabulation.
Results 3: These results are manipulated. Mr Meticulous gets (half+1) of the votes, so always wins. The votes are divided randomly among the remaining candidates.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoWJkrlptNs (simpsons e vote)
Lobbying Lobbying: seek to influence (a legislator) on an issue (OED) Lobbying (also Lobby) is the intention of influencing decisions made by legislators and officials in the government by individuals, other legislators, constituents, or advocacy groups. A lobbyist is a person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest or a member of a lobby. Also, governments often define and regulate organized group lobbying that has become influential. (Wikipedia)
Lobbying Internet technology has radically changed the way the world communicates, breaking down barriers since its inception and throughout its various stages of development. This has led to lobbying moving beyond direct contact or “snail mail” methods
Open government contains information that is available to anyone via the internet. Anyone has the same right to access the same information.
The movement of information in this case is free and unlimited, since anyone can access it. Of course the open governments won't have published all the information on the internet because of privacy and security issues and legislations.