August 27, 2009

Hawaii experiments with internet voting

Posted in Election reform, Elections, internet voting tagged , , , at 10:04 pm by bluebanshee

Recently, Hawaii held a first-in-nation all-digital election for local district races using telephone and internet technologies.  The company providing the technological solutions hailed the election as a great success.  In reality, voter participation plummeted to a fraction of the previous levels.  If this was supposed to encourage more voters to cast a ballot by making it more convenient, it was an epic fail.  The drop in voter participation was a dramatic  83 percent — let me say this again — epic fail . http://www.kitv.com/politics/19573770/detail.html

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