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09-30-2010, 07:28 PM
Estonians Vote by Smartphones in Coming Elections (http://news.err.ee/f3dd5939-dbed-462c-8627-d56272317872)

The national government amended an information technology project, to include investment for electronic signatures and mobile voting.

The initiative is part of a 6-million-euro investment plan for 2010 to 2011 and is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Since 2007, a mobile identification application has been used in Estonia for all the same services as passports – except for voting. Until now, an ID card reader was necessary for that, but next year citizens can vote in national elections on their computer or a cell phone with Internet access, using an electronic signature, said the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication. The electronic signatures will be assigned by the Police and Border Guard Board through an automated online application process.


And I thought that voting with your computer was good enough. ;) Being more innovative is always possible.