John Lettice on CORE

The Register is the absolute best read on e-government type stuff at the moment – informed, incisive and critical where it needs to be (which sadly is rather often).

John Lettice has a cracking article on CORE, the bedevilled centralised electoral register project which was once known as LASER and will be known as SPECTRE when Prescott is done with it. Ok I made up the SPECTRE bit but this idea of a project has dragged and dragged ever since I was first involved in the e-voting area back in 1999.

The Electoral Roll system has its flaws but CORE, while potentially offering some benefits, is also opening up a bumper sized Pandora's box of nasty issues.

The Register has them all