Kansas State trying Internet election
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Mar 05, 2000
More than 19,000 students at Kansas State University today began casting
online ballots to elect their student body government.
Over the next three days, students from the main campus and the Salina, Kan.,
campus will vote remotely from any computer with Internet access. The Internet
voting technology is being provided by Bellevue, Wash.-based Internet voting
"University students use computers on a daily basis and will find voting
over the Internet easier to fit into their hectic schedules," Travis Morgan,
KSU's elections chairman, said in a release.
The company's technology will interface with the school's Access Technology
System, which will be used to authenticate students. Authenticated voters
then will be routed to the ballot page at VoteHere.net. The custom ballot
page includes candidates from all the student body offices, senate and council
After students vote, their ballots will be encrypted and transmitted via
the Internet to VoteHere.net's secure election center where they will be
decrypted and tallied.