Voting Online: It's Not Going to Happen Anytime Soon

I would love to be able to vote early and by mobile means, be it my smartphone or tablet. However, this very well written post from The Verge explains why.

It's simple folks. It's about fear and trust. And then, some more fear. It might be oversimplifying things a bit that but we are in an increasing polarizing political environment and a persisting two-party system, the losing side will always find a way to fan the conspiracy fire.

Therefore, it'll be a long time before we can see any kind of Internet-based voting. And that's a shame. With voter intimidations, attempts to disenfranchise voters through the guise of eliminating voter frauds, and general misinformation, we do need secured and simply means to vote.

Regardless, don't forget to vote on Tuesday, November 6th.

 

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