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Turnout vs. Tally: The Big Myth

We advocates for online voting believe it can significantly increase voter participation in the United States, especially with younger working voters. Opponents of digital voting are skeptical that we can “trust” it to produce accurate and reliable election results. Coincidentally … 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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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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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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State-of-the-Art Online Voting: Cyber The Vote’s Interview with “Everyone Counts” CEO Lori Steele

Too often, critics of online voting are able to frame the discussion as a theoritical one regarding its viability. These critics tend to ignore the existence of companies that have been applying cutting edge technologies in the development of online … 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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“Reporting” from Waukesha

Watching the results of the recall elections in Wisconsin last night, I temporarily returned to the accepted state of mind of waiting through the night for the various voting districts to “report” in with their results, and as they did … Continue reading

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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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