I would suggest following the standard of using ‘e-” ( “e” dash”) if referring to ‘electronic government’ to stay consistent with …say…electronic commerce (e-Commerce) or as one poster wrote electronic mail (e-mail) and so on. In terms of format, writing using the dash ensures the “e” attached to next word is not a typo.

I’m currently researching social networking (social media) and government and have come across a lot of words that I’m trying to nail down clear definitions including: Government 2.0 (Gov 2.0), e-Government, e-Participation, e-Democracy, Politics 2.0 and so on. Maybe we can broaden this discussion to include defining these terms more clearly to provide our members (and beyond) good definitions created by those that are ‘in the know’.