Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Electronic Estonia

The State Chancellery of the Republic of Estonia

Estonia continues to advance rapidly in terms of the use of modern information technologies.

Now it has been decided to pave the way for Internet voting in first the local elections scheduled for October of this year and for the parliamentary elections in 2007.

That's - to my knowledge - a distinct first. Estonia is likely to establish itself as the global avant garde in these important areas.

Not bad - mildly speaking - for a country that only 15 years ago was still a part of something called the Soviet Union.

Remarkable, in fact.