Electronic voting, or e-voting, refers to various electronic and digital technologies used to cast, record, and count ballots during an election or referendum. Forms of e-voting are already used in some US jurisdictions. Examples of e-voting technologies in use include direct-recording electronic machines (DREs) and limited forms of internet-based voting. Other models, such as smartphone applications, remain in development and have been widely discussed as possible methods of improving voter turnout, poll safety, and poll accessibility while also reducing the amount of time it takes to vote and to count votes. Despite the potential benefits, some people remain wary, arguing that electronic voting systems may be vulnerable to errors and fraud.
Throughout the twentieth century, the lever machine was the...Read more