A recent NPR article follows a familiar trend of relying on academics who intentionally distort the facts about mobile voting — providing a deliberately misleading account for how electronic ballot return is used today and ignoring the proven technology that experts agree will make it more secure in the future.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson recently spoke about her husband's experience voting while deployed in Afghanistan in 2012 and the unique barriers faced by those deployed abroad when attempting to vote.
During a panel discussion hosted by Tusk Philanthropies at this year's SXSW Conference, Arndrea Waters King, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Drum Major Institute, raised an important question about efforts to make it harder for young people to vote: "If you think that you don't matter, why are they trying so hard to take your voice and your vote away?"
This paper examines how our existing voting options systematically fail certain groups of voters and discusses how technologies like mobile voting would remove barriers and further expand voting access for these voters, while guaranteeing the integrity of the votes cast using mobile voting technology.
This month, our country held another safe & secure midterm election with little news of major interference or obstructions. Over 107 million ballots were cast across the country from voters from all walks of life. We commend the thousands of election officials who helped ensure that our democratic right to vote was protected. While there were many success stories from this election; there were...