If implemented correctly the astounding amount of fraud that already exists could be combated. Each vote could have a unique identifier that is printable with actual votes on it. A person could then go back and make sure their vote was accounted for correctly. The system could have a running total so a voter could actually see the difference their vote is making. Our current system relies on people we never see anyway. There is always going to be some type of fraud. This would give us an instant checks and balances system and the ability to verify our votes.
I believe the United States should set up voting over the Internet. Many Americans already have access to computers and the Internet on a daily basis, so voting would be the mere act of logging on and filling out the ballot. Those that don't have access could still visit the polls to vote on the computers provided. It would eliminate the problem with lines on polling day.
Yes, the United States should definitely look into making it easier for people to vote, even on the Internet. Individuals have been trying for years now to deter people from voting. If you could do it online, it would strengthen the democratic process greatly. Unfortunately, I see the Republican party fighting that wholeheartedly.
As we can tell, the US Government isn't the best when it comes to protecting the Internet. If they couldn't stop hackers from putting a virus in the pentagon and wiki leaks, then I don't see how they can protect the voting polls online. In conclusion it seems like a good idea, but I don't necessarily believe that they can handle it. Thank you and God bless the US Government.
No, the United States should not try to set-up voting over the internet, because there would be a large amount of fraud. There would be no way to make sure that the people who were voting were the actual people. Someone could just find a list of voters and fraudulently vote for them.
Voting is the kind of thing that should be done in person. If some state, or God forbid, the Federal Government tried to implement voting online the chaos would be as inevitable as it was enormous. Why would we want to introduce the potential for chaos which Hackers, server crashes, and computer literacy issues would bring into something as sacrosanct and contentiuos as voting. No online voting!