Thursday May 24, 2018

New Jersey Email Vote May Become Commonplace


Vote (Photo credit: Vaguely Artistic)

After Hurricane Sandy, many New Jersey residents were left with a few days before the presidential election and unable to send in their votes. Governor Chris Christie issued an initiative that allowed citizens and responders to place their votes electronically.

According to GovTech, technology wasn’t a problem for New Jersey during the e-voting since methods for electronic votes already existed for oversees personnel. The difficulty was in preparing to receive the votes, sending out ballots, and qualifying people to vote electronically.

GovTech suggests that this method of electronic voting could work even in non-emergency situations in the future.

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