Vote 3 Times to Insure Secrecy and Convenience?

I have not been a fan of Internet Voting in the past, but this system is interesting.  Certainly it could reduce the ability to coerce voters, if they could recast their votes with a new, or newly replaced voting card, or paper ballot at a poll site.

http://jurnalo.com/jurnalo/storyPage.do?story_id=18704

Estonia’s online voting certainly looks likely to reduce the burden of bureaucracy. To cast ballots, voters simply accesses the electoral website in the three-day advance-voting period, swipe their chip-card through a card reader attached to the computer, punch in their pin number and make their choice.

Card readers are widely available in public libraries, internet points, and even in private hands. They can cost as little as 100 kroons (6. 39 euro), Koitma said.

To avoid the risk of fraud or coercion, any voter can cancel a vote registered to their card by voting again online, or by casting a paper ballot on election day, March 4.

Oregon’s Former SOS Also Supports VBM Nationally

Just a link to keep track of where the former OR SOS lays out the framework for supporting VBM:

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2006/0612.keisling.html

Progressive States Network Supports VBM

Sometimes I like the Progressive States Network. But not in their support of VBM. However, they do have some useful facts and figures.

The Prgoressive State’s Website on VBM

Your Right to Vote-By Mail Fraud

Arguing the same old song and dance that VBM increases turn-out, Susan Davis has introduced HR 281 into the House of Representatives. HR 281 is called the “Your Right To Vote By Mail Act”, and will take some reading.

http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2271&Itemid=26

Rep. Susan Davis Seeks to End Vote by Mail Restrictions

“This issue is a matter of fairness,” said Davis, a former President of the League of Women Voters in San Diego. “Why should voters in one state be denied a privilege that voters in other states have when voting in federal elections? While I personally enjoy the ritual of going to the polls to vote, I know that getting to the polls on Election Day is often difficult. And for some, it is impossible. For many Americans, every day is a juggling act. A commitment to a job or family should not hinder someone from participating in one of the most hallowed acts of a democracy – voting.”