Last Thursday, while our new government was making it easier for businesses to fire employees, politicans in Estonia were making it easier for people to vote.
In Estonia’s 2011 parliamentary election people will be able to vote via mobile phone. The system apparently “requires that voters obtain free, authorized chips for their phones” which are used to verfiy their identies and enrollment. The article’s a little short on detail so it’s hard to know if the system is likely to overcome the many criticisms of electronic voting. Sounds like if it works out in Estonia though, Finland and Sweden might not be far behind.