Author Archives: Rob Weber

Online Voting opponents – Beware the Againsters Part 2: Skeptical of the Skeptics

Doubt the doubters. Deny the deniers. Several years ago I first published my post “Beware the Againsters”. The post was all about pointing out that many skeptics of online voting, who like to appear as concerned scientists or concerned election … Continue reading

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Online Voting for Local Elections: Think Small

What can you do to help make Online Voting a reality throughout the United States? Make it a reality in your town first. Think small. When we think of a future that includes voting online, we tend to imagine the … Continue reading

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Analog Voting in a Digital World – Paper ballots cause long lines at the polls

The chart above tells it all. Paper ballots cause long lines. CHECK OUT my column on IVN how paper ballot voting is causing chaos in many States. http://ivn.us/2014/06/12/causes-long-lines-polls-paper-ballots/?utm_source=ivn&utm_medium=listing_home&utm_campaign=opt-beta-v-1-0 Do we really need to spend all day in line to vote? … Continue reading

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Voting Technology in the U.S. : The Lost Decade

The irony. At the very end of the 20th century, the United States was poised to revolutionize voting forever. After centuries of voting only at the polling place and often on insecure and inadequate paper ballot systems, the Internet was … Continue reading

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Happy “Paper Trails” to You: The Failures and Fallacies of Paper Ballot Voting

In an earlier post entitled “Online Voting vs. Paper: Papier est Passe” , I stated what is obvious to most of us: We live in a virtually paperless society. Almost every basic transactional function in our lives is done online. … Continue reading

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E-File, but no E-Vote?

Happy Tax day, everyone. If you are one of millions who now E-File (Electronically file) your tax returns, I ask you to pause for a moment and think about what you have just done. You transmitted all of your financial, … Continue reading

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Voting Access in the U.S. – “We can fix this”

President Obama clearly cares about voting rights and voter access. He also seems determined to do something about it. I am quite heartened by this. In the short span of three months, the President has put the issue of long … Continue reading

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Voting Access – “Our Journey Is Not Complete”

On election night in November President Obama referenced the disgusting status quo of long lines on election day. “We have to fix that”, the President said. Today, in his second inaugural address, the President again told the country that he … Continue reading

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Why are we waiting IN LINE when we could be voting ONLINE?

Happy Election Day. Did you vote? If you are a voter in Florida, perhaps you already voted early. In that case perhaps you waited four hours in line to vote. No doubt anybody in that situation would ask the question, … Continue reading

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Polls, Polls, and “Pols”

Poll: Place where people go to vote. Poll: Survey of a sample of people, the results of which are usually extrapolated to indicate the opinions or preferences of a larger population. “Pol”: Politician, elected official. What do these homonyms have … Continue reading

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