In the future there will be online and mobile voting apps and this will be the way all ballots are cast. Of course, until then, there will need to be duplicate systems so that people can still do it the old way – mail-in or going to an actual polling place. Still during that interim, we must make sure that people do not vote twice or multiple times. We have to watch out also for hacking and other types of voter fraud. Obviously, during this last 2016 Presidential Election there was talk of all sorts of improprieties and voting anomalies. Some conspiracy driven, some factual, and yes, some illegal aliens voted, some dead people cast their ballots and many voted multiple times, and who knows maybe there was some backroom computer fraud going on for one candidate or another in some polling places around the nation.
Not long ago, we discussed this future at our Think Tank, and fellow thinker Cody Hunt explained some of the challenges and potential solutions to these issues;
“If you could work it out in the automated system so that the app and the physical polls work on the same system so that each person is only allowed to vote once than I think it would work beautifully and anyone who doesn’t have the app could use the physical polls but not be allowed to vote again on the app and visa-versa.”
Cody also thought that creation of such a system would make it possible to positively identify the user in the same way buying apps do. This would be akin to the rules in some states where voters must have ID to vote, or they will not be allowed to cast their ballots.
It was also discussed that such an app must show ‘proof of citizenship’ to prevent non-citizens from casting an online vote. Once this occurred the voting would significantly speed up and the voter turnout would definitely increase drastically simply due to the ease of use – voting apps would surely solve voter apathy issues.
Indeed, I could not agree more that it would certainly turn out the vote, and the participation rate would be quite robust, which is a good thing, since in the US, “WE OWN THE GOVERNMENT” and it might also be a faster way to bring about change when the country was moving in what the people felt was the wrong direction. Now then, as long as we can prevent cheating – then we should immediately implement such a system to vote in America. Please consider all this.