October 26, 2007 By Wayne Hanson
Governor Felix P. Camacho
Guam Governor Felix P. Camacho today signed PL 29-33 which prohibits the use of electronic voting machines until the Guam Election Commission fulfills all requirements set by law.
Earlier versions of the bill outlined requirements, saying that equipment must have an auditable paper trail, the equipment must be tested and certified as secure, that staff training has occurred, and that an island-wide education program for voters must be carried out so that use of the machines will be "no more problematic" than using paper ballots.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.