Election Day. Or even on early voting days. Long lines at the polls. The self proclaimed greatest country in the world has yet to develop a system that eliminates long voting lines at the polls. So what is the answer? Devote more resources to the current systems? Create a hacker proof system of voting that uses state of the art technology? Recent legislative actions related to voting have only resulted in additional types of personal identification being required prior to a person voting. Some say those laws have simply made it more difficult for people to vote. The intent of these "voter ID" laws supposedly was to reduce instances of voter fraud.
Well now it's time to reduce the time it takes to vote. There is no reason why a person should have to wait in line several hours to vote. If we can stream television shows into our televisions and personal devices anytime we want, I'm sure there is a way to allow people to vote without having to stand in line for hours or to even leave their home or place of work.
What will it take for the current systems to be changed? Apparently we are waiting for a massive failure on a larger scale than what happened in Florida during the 2000 Presidential election. For those of you to young to remember, use your favorite search engine for a recap of a failure that decided the political direction of our country.
I would love to vote from the comfort of my home through a secure website, while I'm watching the morning news, or favorite television show. Wouldn't you? We can send people to the moon but can't create a tamper proof technological voting system? Something is wrong with that statement!
Urge your Congressperson to seek national reform of our voting systems.