Elections are coming up, but though we’re well into the 21st century, we still can’t vote online. This archived episode discusses the future of voting. Joseph Hall, Senior Staff Technologist at the Center for Democracy and Technology and a former postdoctoral researcher at the UC Berkeley School of Information, discusses e-voting. Hall explains the often muddled differences between electronic and internet voting, and talks about security concerns of each. He also talks about benefits and costs of different voting systems, limits to having meaningful recounts with digital voting systems, and why internet voting can be a bad idea.
- “E-voting and Direct Democracy,” by Hall
- “Security debate grows over Internet voting,” USA Today
- “Hacker infiltration ends D.C. online voting trial,” Washington Post