The subject of online voting in Canadian elections is a contentious topic with a polarized debate between advocates who highlight the participatory benefits offered by online voting and skeptics who are concerned with the security risks posed by the adoption of online voting software.
The growing availability and ever-expanding sophistication of digital technologies in the form of personal computers, tablets and smartphones has fundamentally changed how we live our day-to-day lives, as well as how we engage with politics and civil society
Chelsea Gabel discusses electoral reform and implications for Indigenous peoples in an article entitled “Voting with their smarts: The clamour for democratic reform is real, Mr. Trudeau” published in the Ottawa Citizen.
Learn more about Brandon Gaudette’s experience with the McMaster’s Indigenous Undergraduate Summer Research Scholar Program.
Watch the videos from the First Nations portion of the Online Voting Roundtable held on September 26, 2016.
Now that the federal election has officially been called for October 19, 2015, the question has been asked as to whether or not Indigenous peoples in Canada will swing the vote. This brings about a myriad of other longstanding concerns and questions for Indigenous peoples.
Welcome to the First Nations Digital Democracy blog!
Once a month, undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and invited guests will share their thoughts and ideas related to First Nations use of digital technologies for community participation.