Magleby on Voters’ Preferred Methods of Voting

David Magleby has this piece on Forbes’ Data Freaks, reporting on a survey of Utah voters. A snippet:

We found that 21 percent of the Utah voting population prefers to vote by mail and nearly 20 percent prefer to vote by Internet. Of voters under age 50, one-in-four would prefer to vote by Internet. Interestingly, voters over 65 were most likely to prefer mail-in ballots. These voter attitudes, coupled with no assurance of federal funds to update voting equipment, make in-person voting seem like an endangered species and a shift to Internet voting seem like an inevitable reality.

Worth reading, but I don’t share his prediction on Internet voting — at least not any time soon — given the formidable security concerns.


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