I came to the website to find out about the voting app, but alas it is nowhere to be found. I suppose it is not ready?
1. Obviously, everyone is concerned whether they can fully trust the app’s privacy. The committee should set up an open-source process on a Github repo, and let the more technically competent voters have a chance to audit the code.
2. According to what I read, the app creates a crypto/blockchain token to represent each voter’s obfuscated identity taken from our biometric passports. This is not unlike every voter choosing a user name and password and registering it with the server.
If that is the case, why not encourage all voters to start registering their token as early as possible? Getting millions of people to create their token should be done as early as possible, even if the actual poll is years away.
If you don’t have a substantial number of people into the voting pool, say a million accounts, it may be difficult to start the first assembly of representatives.
3. Once a voting database is created, exercises in democratic processes should be put into action several times before the actual parliament election.
For instance, current topics can be put up for referendum, and the pool of voters tally their non-binding votes. E.g. Should Hong Kong design a new flag? Should Hong Kong make 721 a national holiday?
Voters can also put up petitions for crowd voting, in a similar process like the White House and UK Parliament.
4. As far as the election of the “HK Parliament”, that should be done only when the conditions are right — technically verified, users familiar with systems, issues and concerns all addressed.
Because once the parliament election begins, the Candidates will be exposed as potential targets by the CCP/HKNatSec. Instead of eight persons on the wanted list, there will be hundreds. This distraction will make it more difficult to have meetings, organise activities, and deal with deep planning.