Monday, October 20, 2008

EPIC report on deceptive election campaign practices

The good folks over at EPIC's National Committee for Voting Integrity (NCVI) have released their first report, E-Deceptive Campaign Practices Report: Internet Technology & Democracy 2.0, on technology of deceptive campaign practices.

"Deceptive campaigns are attempts to misdirect voters regarding the voting process for public elections. Deceptive campaign activity can be false statements about polling times, date of the election, or voter identification rules. The EPIC report reviews the potential for abuse of Internet technology in an election context, and makes recommendations on steps that could be taken by Election Protection, Election Administrators, and voters to protect the integrity of the upcoming election. A legal and policy companion of the report was simultaneously released by Common Cause and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law."

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