It’s a bright Monday morning. Sunlight warms your face and coaxes you out of sleep. You fumble for your phone in your half-woke state. The blue light of the screen snaps you awake as you scroll through Facebook, typing “lol” with a straight face. Caught up on the morning’s memes, you open up your MyGovernment App. There’s a proposal to change the dates for leaf removal in your town. You skim the proposal, hit “Vote Yes,” then roll out of bed to head to the bathroom. Voting could really be that easy in the 21st century. Instead of absurd lines, missing mailboxes and endless recounts, we could vote while we sit in traffic. Or while waiting for dinner. Or during halftime. And we could know the results of races almost immediately. All of this is possible...
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OP-ED | Cell Phone Voting Can Bring About True Democracy