B.C. Attorney General Shirley Bond has asked Elections BC to convene an independent panel of experts to consider the potential of internet voting in British Columbia.
The panel review, which begins in September, would kickstart a conversation about modernizing B.C.’s electoral processes, and will include experts in cryptography, Internet security, electoral administration and technology in general.
Bond says if the independent panel can ensure the integrity of ballots cast online, she’s optimistic it could make voting even more accessible in the province.
The province’s deputy chief electoral officer Nola Western said online voting systems have already been used in some Canadian cities, including