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What safeguards are there against people registering and voting in multiple EU countries?

It's illegal. I don't know what the monitoring system is.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sat Apr 25th, 2009 at 05:44:07 AM EST
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Given that it is hard enough to motivate people to vote once, I doubt there are many who would bother travelling and voting several times!

Nevertheless, for these to be considered truly European elections, you would expect their to be a European voter registration process which controls for duplicates and allows people to transfer from one country to another if they move residence, or even to vote in their home country election whist temporarily abroad in another member state.  (I don't mean just a postal vote, but physically voting in one country and having that vote counted in another (their home) country.

Ultimately an internet based voting system might be best, but how you would do that without very intrusive security measures would be important.  Perhaps a passport reader attached to a secure networked PC would be the answer.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Apr 25th, 2009 at 07:54:42 AM EST
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