Tag Archives: online voting

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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Utah Votes Online 2016: A Fair Review

As I reported the day after the March 22nd GOP Caucus online vote, what little attention the media paid to this historic election was generally skewed, praising five hour lines at the polls as an example of democracy at work, while … 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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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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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 opponents – Beware the Againsters Part 2: Skeptical of the Skeptics

Doubt the doubters. Deny the deniers. Several years ago I first published my post “Beware the Againsters”. The post was all about pointing out that many skeptics of online voting, who like to appear as concerned scientists or concerned election … 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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