Originally posted by hawkiye
I'll just get right to the point. Can someone please tell me why I should vote in elections that cant be verified?
And then of course we have those who claim if we do not endorse an unverifiable system by participating in it we don't have a right to complain. Are
you mad? WE have every right to complain when our fellow human beings think they can vote theft plunder and even murder onus and our families through
an unverifiable system much less through a verifiable system...
edit on 26-8-2012 by hawkiye because: (no reason given)
Are you ready for the Best solution. Please lawmakers, enact the following. PUBLIC ONLINE VOTING and PUBLIC results.
#1 : Have a website per state, to allow for online voting (to as not to overwhelm one website accross the country)
#2: Have people go through an "account setup". Where it verifies your address, your ability to vote (if registered), and what county, etc. It
will ask for your social security numer, yet the USER name will be their "Driver's License Number" or an alternate number given by the state voting
website. Reason for Driver's licence number or alternate # (as opposed to say a social security number), is so that you can see everyone's vote
listed by that #. But of course, you won't know who specifically that person is next to that #. Unless, you get a court warrant, and then you can
see the name next to each number. So overall, anyone can verify the results per county, and per state, on the website and see the breakdown. And if
anyone wants to claim FOUL, then can go through the courts, and get the specific name.
#3: This will encourage more voting. Why in the 21st century, are we still going to the polls and physically punching a ballot, or pressing a
button? In no way, make the online voting, mandatory. But at least make it an option. That way, people from out of town, can still vote. The
elderly can still vote, the disabled can still vote, etc. There is no reason to force people out of their homes to go stand in a long line, to get
into a small booth. Online voting (securely) will help that effort. Expect to see a large turnout.
#4: Of course make it Secure. make it so that you can only vote 1 time. If you go and view your public results, by your number, that only you
know, and if you see an error, you will be able to contact the administrator, and file for FRAUD.
#5: Public is the key. I as a citizen should be able to view each states results, and VIEW MY OWN RESULTS. It is so frustrating, that on the
digital ballots, i don't even get a paper receipt. Say I pressed the wrong button, at least the paper receipt would show, ooops I made a mistake.
The online system, would eliminate all of that error.
#6: Quick results. If done online, results can be processed quickly and efficiently. No waiting for hours to see results. As you can probably see
the tally live as it unfolds. It will make you feel better for voting a certain way, if when you vote you see the # increase by 1 vote. YOUR VOTE.
LIVE. And to be fair, you can start the online process 1 week early, to allow for any error or any FOUL claims, etc.