Several states are using an online balloting website based on Microsoft’s cloud-computing platform to allow U.S. voters living overseas to cast their votes via the Web in 2012 primary elections.
LiveBallot, based on Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud infrastructure, has already allowed more than 1,200 voters from Florida living in 40 countries around the world to access their ballots for a Jan. 31 election, according toMicrosoft.
Democracy Live, a provider of e-ballot technologies, developed the system, the back end of which is running in Microsoft data centers. The website Florida developed to give voters access to the system–Our Mission: Your Vote!–also was built by Democracy Live and is being hosted by Microsoft.
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