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This paper explores the feasibility of on-line voting in public elections, considering the issues of security, reliability, privacy and authentication. It examines the use of computers for voting at polling places, remote sites and on the internet and considers the possible effects of on-line voting on the future of American politics. There are some serious problems involved with voting via internet that so far seem to have no solution. This paper explains those problems and what is needed to solve them. It ends with a discussion of the possibility of America becoming a direct democracy, with the people voting on-line on every issue that is now voted on by Congress.
From the Paper:"Eric Sinrod, writing for Computerworld, suggests a step by step approach, starting with computer voting at poll sites, then moving to voting via kiosks, and finally Internet voting from home PCs.22 Voting at a poll site with a computer is little different in terms of security and privacy than voting with paper ballots. Voters are ID checked by election officials at the door so there is no need for an ID check on the computer. The computer just records and counts the votes. It is a closed system so it can be carefully watched to prevent hacks and viruses."
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Internet Voting (2003, July 29) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/essay/internet-voting-29360/
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