Category Archives: Online Internet Voting Blog Posts

Advocating for true American Democracy through online internet voting is an ongoing challenge.

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 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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Realizing the Dream of Access with Online Voting

Civil rights walk hand in hand with voting rights. They always have. When it comes to voting rights in the United States in the 21st century, paper ballots and voter I.D. laws do certainly represent movement. Unfortunately the movement is … 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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Online Voting vs. Paper – Papier est Passe

(Editorial Note: This post from November 2011 has been this blog’s most popular. Given this year’s attention on the broken election administration system in the U.S., I am reprinting it below without edit) ——————————————————————— I have been meaning to post … 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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The Great Suppressor…

Oh yes, I’m the great suppressor. Who am I? I am the polling place. There is certainly a lot of talk these days about attempts to suppress the vote. Draconian photo ID laws, measures akin to poll taxes, restrictions to … Continue reading

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