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Click and vote: citizenship on the internet
Extent: 16p., 140K. PDF 4.0
Examines the potential for online voting
Date: June 18, 2001
Subject(s): Science and technology; Public administration; Voting
Creator(s): Minnesota Planning (Agency). Critical Issues Team
Contributor: Sandra Stalker
Publisher: Minnesota Planning (Agency); Minnesota Planning (Agency)
As the electoral process continues to evolve, some are looking to the Internet to revolutionize voting. This report examines Internet voting and addresses the following questions:
1) Will Internet voting encourage greater participation by citizens?
2) Can a system of voting by Internet be fair, accurate and secure?
3) What developments in technology are necessary to implement Internet voting effectively and economically?
- Convenience may increase voter turnout
- Who is responsible for elections?
- Internet voting – the next stage in an evolutionary process
- Internet voting should be introduced incrementally
- Concerns about Internet voting are widespread
- Vote online instead of in line
- Internet voting trials abound
- When will Internet voting become commonplace?
- What does the public think?
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