Paper #2: Online Voting

Paper #2
CJN 721:  e-Communities and the Digital Divide

Online Internet Voting?

Do you think voting in primaries or elections on the internet is a good idea?  Please do read

as background for your response.  Then please identify:

  • Whether you think online voting is a good idea.
  • What you can identify as the advantages and the disadvantages of online voting in U.S. politics.
  • What could be done to remove the disadvantages and enhance the advantages.
  • In general, what further advantages or disadvantages would voting online pose to lesser-developed nations?
  • Design what you believe is the optimum scenario for incorporating technology like the Internet into the democratic voting process.
Please keep this under 4 pages.  Cite sources as appropriate.  Rough drafts read free of charge.  


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Suffolk University
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