Tag Archives: Democracy

Utah Votes Online 2016: A Fair Review

As voters around the country begin to vote (early voting has begun in some places), and look toward voting this November, it is worth remembering that 2016 saw a major example of better ways to make it possible for greater … Continue reading

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Why can’t we vote online? It’s NOT political.

Believe it or not, sometimes it’s not political. While the greatest misconception regarding online voting is that we still don’t use it for elections in the U.S. because of technological barriers (a complete falsehood), another rapidly growing misconception is the … Continue reading

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Online Voting: Turn IN the Vote

Of all the election-related terms that would be rendered anachronistic by online voting, perhaps the most significant one might be the term “voter turnout”. I have really grown to hate the significance of voter turnout. Our entire election process, and … Continue reading

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Internet Voting: Cost-Benefit Analysis – They forgot the BENEFIT PART!

Cost-Benefit Analysis. Is there anything more basic? It’s like “supply and demand”. You don’t have to be an MBA to understand that with ANY undertaking (in ANY realm be it in business or politics or, gosh, even voting technology) the … Continue reading

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What’s the question?

What little discussion there is out there regarding online voting is usually premised on answering the wrong questions. This is another similarity between this issue and some other large issues.

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The American People….

How often in daily political banter do we hear about how “The American People” want this or that. How the American People have spoken. Politicians say that the American People sent them there to do this or that. Politicos cite … Continue reading

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Low Turnout. Blame The Voter?

Aside from playing on voters’ natural initial concerns about whether online voting is secure, and doing so in a manner that can only be described as fear-mongering, anti-online voting advocates try to come up with other reasons why online voting … Continue reading

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Bizarro

Upside down and inside out. There is so much to be gained from online voting. So many more of us would vote, and that would bring our democracy to new levels. Yet when you read about this issue (what little … Continue reading

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Imagine a world …

Sometimes it seems hard to fathom how much the world has changed in the last 20 years. It has changed so much that it is now equally hard to fathom living without so many of the things that are part … Continue reading

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Others seem to see the Necessity, why not US?

Sometimes we allow ourselves to get so caught up in arguments over whether something works or not, or is good enough or not, that we forget whether that thing is simply necessary or not. This is more and more the … Continue reading

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