For a change from the US election fever, a couple of reports from Europe…
France has been taking a softly, softly approach to e-voting. Most recently they've piloted a system (developed by EADS oddly enough) for use in professional elections.
The E-POLL project has run a pilot in Italy and another is due in France soon. It's led by Siemens (where are the companies who know about voting in all these projects?!?!) and incredibly buzz-word compliant. I quote ” Its main concept is the re-engineering of the entire voting processes using cutting edge technologies such as wi-fi, intranet, smartcards, biometrics, and GPRS.” Great.