Online Voting Allowed In 2016 Election?

Posted: Aug 8 2016, 10:19am CDT | by , in News | Latest Political News

 
Online Voting Allowed in 2016 Election?
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Elections are pretty important in the United States, but so few people actually vote that it is almost embarrassing. One of the biggest problems is that national elections are held on a Tuesday in November, a day where most people work and need to work for the upcoming expenses of the holidays.

So some states are trying to make it easier to vote.

In 11 states as well as Washington D.C., you are able to register to vote on Election Day. Other states have deadlines between eight to 30 days before registration. In all states, you are able to register early if you will turn 18 before the election. How you can register varies between mail-in, online, absentee voting, and other practices.

Some states are making it more difficult to vote with voter ID laws.

The question has long been why doesn't America allow citizens to vote online? We can do almost everything else - from purchasing airline tickets to filing our taxes.

It has been talked about. In fact, both parties have experimented with it. The Arizona Democratic Party allowed registered Democrats to vote online during the 2000 presidential primary. Republicans allowed Utah's registered party members vote in the GOP presidential caucus this year.

The method has been proven simple, safe, and secure by independent auditors. So why aren't we doing it?

In a survey, most respondents liked the idea, but many were considered about the privacy and security of the online voting system.

It also found that the amount of people likely to vote if we allowed online voting would only go up by about 7%. This is a small bump, but it would have been enough to change some recent contents, including Bush vs. Kerry in 2004 and Obama vs. Romney in 2012, the margins were 2.47 and 3.86 percent, respectively, according to the Boston Globe.

Still, there are tests out there to see just how people would react and whether or not it would be beneficial.

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