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[liberationtech] Egyptian government to introduce e-voting system

Peter Lindener lindener.peter at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 15:03:26 PDT 2011


Mark-

    You mentioned the democratic Idea building process that could prceed the
final decsion ( voting process)... One can build truly Democratic Social
Concessus "Idea Perkolators", not to mention a word processing environment
were every edit decision is truly democratic...

   I can cover more ground on this if you would like..
     -Peter

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 2:15 PM, Mark Belinsky <
mbelinsky at digital-democracy.org> wrote:

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> Hi all,
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> "What's next" in Egypt is my biggest concern.How can citizens
> really vote and participate in the conversation of where to go from
> there, instead of just celebrating the revolution. It could get worse
> or better, depending on the actions that are taken now.It's not just
> about e-voting but about e-participation
>
> The Google Moderator Egypt 2.0 project is an excited
> start http://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=581e0&t=581e0.40. The problem
> is that good ideas are hard to float up in this UI context. Moreover,
> there is repetition that isn't cleared up.
>
> Taking this, my team has built this "democracy game" for people to
> vote on what the term "democracy" means to them - instead of just
> having pundits conjecture about what the Arab street means when they
> say democracy. You can see the initial Arabic version here
> - - http://bit.ly/democracy_ar or in
> English - http://bit.ly/democracy_en .
> We're now building this out into a physical voting booth using open
> software and hardware, where people can go and vote on actual tangible
> projects in their community. The physical space also means that
> grandma is also involved, not just the wired younger generation. Plus
> it builds a sense of the voting experience.
>
> I'm curious what thoughts are on this type of voting, and the
> potential therein. I largely agree with assessments that state
> sanctioned e-voting has its problems with intimidation via receipts or
> rigging via closed source debacles, and am curious how digital voting
> can be applied to harness ideas and stimulate debate if not used for
> the ballot itself.
>
> All the best,
> Mark
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> Mark Belinsky
> President & Co-Founder
> Digital Democracy
> 109 W 27 St, 6 Fl
> New York, NY 10001 USA
> w. +1-347-688-DDEM [3336]
> m. +1-347-466-9327
> mbelinsky at digital-democracy.org
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