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NDP ‘naive’ to conduct online leadership vote, warns expert, but party says it’s ‘confident’ in voting safeguards

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Canadian company Simply Voting, which is conducting the online NDP leadership vote, said the 'high level of security surrounding the voting system outweighs the security threat.'

NDP MP Nathan Cullen, who was vice chair of the Special House Committee on Electoral Reform, says there are both risks and rewards to using online voting, and while he wasn't party to the NDP's decision to use internet voting, he's confident the party considered security and safeguards. Hill Times photoraph by Jake Wright

The New Democratic Party says it’s confident in its choice to use online voting for the upcoming selection of its new leader, despite several recent reports asserting the vulnerability of internet elections, and provinces pulling away after studying the option. 

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