Moving Towards Paperless Voting
By Jeff Goldman, Thu Aug 09 00:00:00 GMT 2001

A number of studies show that voting by mobile phone would significantly increase voter turnout. So what's holding it back?


In 1996, only 12,800 of Arizona's registered Democrats showed up to vote in the US presidential primary. Last year, however, things improved a bit: 86,559 voted.

The difference? Internet voting.

Through a contract with the New York-based Election.com, the Arizona Democratic Party opened the primary up to Internet voting for the first time. The results were dramatic, with voter turnout increasing by 676 percent compared to the previous presidential primary.

And despite a lawsuit by the Jeff Goldman is a freelance writer covering a wide range of topics for a number of online journals. He currently writes regular articles for Internet.com's ISP-Planet. Brought up in Belgium, Jeff spent the last decade in New York, Chicago and London; he now lives in Los Angeles.