Why can't we vote on the Internet?

While online voting might seem like a good way to speed up the counting of ballots, it contradicts basic tenets of our democratic system, as ROSS PEAKE reports.

Professor Rajeev Gore is blunt: “Online voting is a really bad idea.”

This conclusion is based on his extensive research in the ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science (CECS).

However, it is possible that advice from Gore and his colleagues could lead to Australia implementing booth-based computer voting, rather than Internet voting.