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October 22, 2017

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Voting.com: The Pitfalls and Possibilities with Online Elections
Last Featured: 10/13/2000

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Overview

The Internet has changed so many aspects of American life including the way some people shop, make travel plans, even date. For public discourse, the Internet has been called the world’s largest town meeting hall. But are we ready to vote online? Some say it is the key to increasing turnout, making voting easy and inexpensive. Others worry that while making it easier for some, it discriminates against many, particularly racial minorities and older people who may not use or own computers.


Guests
Deborah Phillips is the founder and President of the Voting Integrity Project, a non-partisan, educational project designed to address declining voter turnouts and lack of confidence in election outcomes and to restore integrity to the electoral process. Ms. Phillips brings to VIP over thirty years experience with corporations and non-profit organizations. She has held executive positions in the government affairs office of a Fortune 5000 telecommunications equipment manufacturer, hospital management, health care and consulting companies, and non-profit organizations focusing on criminal justice and international development. In 1999, Deborah authored the first independent study of Internet voting,

Mark Fleisher is the Chairman of the Arizona Democratic State Party, a position he has held since January of 1997. A veteran of Democratic politics for over 25 years, Fleisher has been involved in political campaigns at all levels including state legislature, District Attorney, Judge and Attorney General. He has managed campaigns for Mayor, Governor and Congress and was a delegate to the 1996 Democratic National Convention. Among other accomplishments, Fleisher was instrumental in the creation of the first binding Internet assisted election, which took place in March of 2000 in the Arizona Democratic Presidential Preference Primary.

Closing Quote
"Inside the polling booth, every American man and woman stands as the equal of every other American man and woman. There, they have no superiors. There, they have no masters save their own minds and conscience."

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Special Announcements
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Arizona Democrats
The Center for Voting and Democracy
National Coalition for the Homeless: Voting Rights Campaign
Voting Integrity Project
AAllard and Mauer, Regaining the Vote: An Assessment of Activity Relating to Felon Disenfranchisement Laws (2000)
Sen Leahy and representative Goodlatte voice concern regarding digital divide.
Paper Ballots vs. Internet Votes
VIP- Voting Technology- Are we Ready for Internet Voting?
Voting Rights Act, Center for Voting and Democracy
Bill Gates,
Gallup Poll
Democracy in the Digital Age : Challenges to Political Life in Cyberspace
by Anthony G. Wilhelm
Election Reform
Political Speech in the Race for President
Presidential Primaries