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, “How long do we have to wait?”
I ask the same question regarding online voting every day: How long do we have to wait? How long do we have to wait till our election officials provide us with modern technology with which to vote?
How long do we have to wait till polling place voter suppression is a thing of the past, along with the need for the polling place itself?
How long do American voters have to wait before we can vote online?
How long before enough is enough when it comes to jumping through hoops in order to exercise our most important right?
Other countries aren’t waiting. Canada isn’t waiting. Last month the city of Edmonton, Alberta conducted a trial online election as part of their plan to implement online voting next year. (By the way, the red jelly bean won). Other cities and municipalities throughout Canada are doing the same.
When will our election administration system move out of the 19th century and into the 21st?
How long do we have to wait?