Tomorrow is the first day of Election Day! Gregory, our creative director here at Aluratek, wrote a blog entry back in 2012 about why the voting process is still putting voters in line for hours. Why hasn’t anything changed? We had a conversation earlier this morning and he expressed that the process is still the same, and questioned why so little is being done to make things more convenient for voters. Let's try to move away from the 1950's way of doing things!
You would think that living in a digital world we would be up to date in making our voting process more tech friendly, right? The registration process has definitely improved since you can now take care of that online, but with telephone-based polls of homeowners, hanging chads from paper ballots, or even the good old snail mail means too few people are voting and it is too difficult for business to register and operate.
So what is the reason for not having a digital voting system? I personally think that if people were able to do so in their own home, more people would actually vote. Ultimately, the goal is to eliminate waiting times. People have a hard time finding time for themselves let alone a couple hours at the voting polls. Also being able to vote online would cost less as it would eliminate paper and printing expenses. Online voting can bring up concerns of fraud, but if the election officials can find a way to create a secure and safe system that blocks out any hackers it can easily be doable!
Ha! This entry sounds very similar to the one Greg wrote and I wonder why?! Things have yet to change, and who knows…maybe in the next election something will be done to make our voting system more modernized and tech-friendly instead of doing it the old school way. One day…