Most of us want to vote from our phones out of convenience, but what about those who need to because of the structural barriers they encounter to voting now? This paper examines how those barriers contribute to persistent turnout gaps for certain voters and builds the case for how mobile voting would help ensure all voters can exercise their most fundamental right to vote.
Elections are one of the most important public sector processes performed by democratic societies. Consequently, changes to time-honored elections processes are approached with extreme caution and careful consideration. At the same time, changes in technology and other factors have resulted in numerous proposals to election processes, procedures, tools, and technologies.
"Trade-offs are inherent to election administration. Election officials and policymakers must regularly make decisions that restrict or expand voter access, detract or enhance election security, and reduce or enshrine voter privacy. These decisions ought to be simple: policymakers should prioritize expanding privacy, security, and access over restricting it."
"In this report, we examine the future of voting and the possibility of conducting secure elections online. Specifically, we explore whether End-to-End Verifiable Internet Voting (E2E-VIV) systems are a viable and responsible alternative to traditional election systems." - U.S. Vote Foundation
"This volume contains papers presented at E-Vote-ID 2021, the Sixth International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting, held during October 5-8, 2021."
This report describes the following: the post-election audit process of the Denver Municipal election mobile voting pilots conducted by the National Cybersecurity Center. An overview of how informed military voters, their families and civilians residing overseas received, marked and returned their ballots from their iOS and Android smartphones from 36 countries.
This report describes the following: an overview of the barriers military and overseas voters face, the successful execution of the mobile voting pilot, and the post-election audit of the Utah County conducted by the National Cybersecurity Center.
This report describes the following: an overview of the barriers military and overseas voters face, the successful execution of the mobile voting pilot, and the post-election audit of the West Virginia election conducted by the National Cybersecurity Center.
This report describes the following: the mobile voting pilot conducted in Charleston County, South Carolina. An overview of how informed military voters, their families, and civilians residing overseas received, marked, and returned their ballots. An overview of how mobile voting helped alleviate the administrative burden on election officials and streamline the UOCAVA process.
"The electronic return of voted ballots allows military and overseas voters to participate in elections where they would otherwise be unable. Electronic return, as defined here, is the return of a voted ballot via electronic means including email, web portal or fax. The latter of which “can be sent over physical fax machines, through traditional phone lines, digital lines, online services and...."