Tag Archives: internet voting

Unaddressed low voter turnout is killing democracy.

I have often written about the imbalance in the United States between concern for vote tallies, which is hyper, and concern for voter turnout, which is an issue that is largely left unaddressed. As I advocate for election modernization, chiefly … Continue reading

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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 we can’t vote online: It’s NOT technical

Perhaps the most common title of an article about online voting is “Why can’t we vote online?”, a seemingly rationale question. Indeed, it is a very important question. Unfortunately, most of such treatment then goes on to quote opponents of digital … 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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Media treatment of Online Voting: Double-Standard is the standard

Double standard is the standard when it comes to media treatment of online voting. Election night coverage of primary elections and caucuses on March 22nd was a perfect example. Reports of two hour lines to vote in Arizona, and long … Continue reading

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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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Imagine a World – Part 2: Online Voting Eliminates Low Turnout

Cyber The Vote and imagine a world. A very early post on this blog,”Imagine a World“, described a world of yesterday, when every transactional aspect of our lives was kept track of on paper. It detailed a world of only … 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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Online Voting: The Conversation Continues

If you are someone who hears about people waiting in line for 12 hours to vote and wonders why we aren’t given the choice of voting online, you aren’t alone. More and more people are asking themselves why it is … 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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