E-Vote Could Reinvigorate State Elections


Easier isn't always better, but when it comes to voting in America, it might be.

Arizona residents, who have discovered the ease and convenience of voting by mail, are turning in a record number of early ballots this year.

The number of people who are participating in this year's elections is still relatively low -- between 10 percent and 30 percent of the registered voters -- but in many cases that's an improvement.

Arizona legislators could capitalize on this trend by allowing voters to cast their ballots electronically on the Internet.

In today's fast-paced world, time is a rare and precious commodity. Arizona lawmakers would do well to make it easier and faster for residents to participate in the electoral process.

According to an emerging Internet ballot company, "eBallots" protect voter privacy and cannot be falsified.

On-line voting could be quicker, cheaper and, more importantly, more popular than traditional voting methods.

The key to any democracy is a vigorous and informed electorate, but none of that really matters if people don't take the time to vote.

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