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Is Internet Voting Inevitable?

How might the internet alter U.S. democratic institutions, including how Americans get information about and even vote for their public officials in general elections, has been the subject of much debate in recent months. Online voting is one of the most controversial aspects in this debate- a subject that began in March 2000 when the Arizona Democratic Party allowed for the first time remote Internet voting in its presidential primary race.

The prospect of being able to vote "in your pajamas," as its been described captured the imagination of political leaders, technology innovators, and voters around the world.

Is internet voting inevitable? Do you think people should be forced to assemble at polling places in order to cast their ballots? Is there benefits from entering the "public sphere?"

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  • Oct 25 2013: Internet voting is inevitable in the current age of technology. It proves to be more efficient and increases voter turnout greatly because of the fact that is can be done from home or from a mobile device. As our country becomes more revolutionary in the age of technology, Internet voting will become more and more popular. Although, some may not like it, it proves to be a major step foward in the progression of political participation in our country.

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