State committee studying feasibility of extending online voting to more Utahns

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  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    July 28, 2014 9:52 a.m.

    "Vote early, vote often" DNC tagline...

  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2014 9:26 p.m.

    I am of the minority opinion that there should be one election day, no early voting and reasonable absentee balloting. I oppose early voting and especially computer voting.

    IMO we have laws that permit time off from work to vote, and expend significant money to train poll workers. We all, or those who are not too lazy or uninterested, need to go to the polls on the same day and cast a ballot.

    Our republican democracy requires some effort and sacrifice. Catering to whims and proclivities of lazy uninformed voters is not in our public interest.

    This bill/proposal of Senator Bramble is not a good idea IMNSHO.

  • Swiss Price, Utah
    July 27, 2014 9:25 a.m.

    Yes anything online is subject to hacking. At a training in Phoenix they ran a straw poll. When voting was confined to within the training Hermain Caine won handily.
    When the poll was opened to the internet. Ron Paul won. That is what was reported in the media locally and nationally.
    I noticed when Ron Paul's group stormed the hall with as much hoopla as any national convention allows, that most of them looked like those one sees at hacker conventions. This makes me question whether or not the straw poll was hacked. At the time I was most perturbed because I thought Herman gave a much better speech. He has a much better tan than Obama but I digress.
    I recently have decided that I a baby boomer (47) will no longer vote for baby boomers but only millenials and younger. Since most of the best hackers are in these age groups, I am all for electronic voting.
    This will put in power those who are going to have to pay the bills we are incurring.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 26, 2014 7:35 p.m.

    Just how much fraud do we want in Utah voting?

    On line and mail ballots are ripe for exploitation by those who value winning more than legitimate voting for only qualified voters.

    Given the very long and widespread history of fraudulent voting winning elections for Democrats, we should not do anything that will corrupt the honesty of voting in Utah.

    In fact, we should ban voting by people who do not have a clue about the candidates and issued, but that is a different topic which will never be discussed.

  • Darrel Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 26, 2014 7:05 p.m.

    But but but...voter fraud...

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    July 26, 2014 12:34 p.m.

    My only question is this: will online voting allow (or help) a multi-party democracy to emerge in Utah?