Electronic voting, otherwise known as e-voting, has become increasingly popular in our technology-driven world. The different forms of e-voting range from the use of punch cards, optical scan systems, and direct-recording electronic (DRE) voting systems to voting via Internet ballots and telephone votes. Not only do countries vary in form of electronic voting, but they also vary in amount of usage, with countries like Brazil relying solely on electronic voting and countries like Italy only beginning to experiment with electronic voting methods in 2006.

Besides comparing electronic voting systems in the United States, France, and Brazil, this website will discuss the pros and cons of electronic voting. This website is meant to provide insight into the issues of electronic voting the debate surrounding it and the possibilities of fraudulent acts, overwhelming successes, and crippling mistakes.

In this technology-mad world, it seems inevitable that one day all voting processes will turn into electronic voting systems and become increasingly technology based. Only the question will remain: is this the best way to go?

Text Box: 	Voting remains, in effect, a symbolic act, a ritual which lays the foundations for belonging to a social and political community. Any change in its procedures must, therefore, be reflected upon maturely, without excessive distrust or enthusiasm.
				-Forum des droits sur l'Internet


Gloria Lin and Nicole Espinoza 2007

Stanford University

Electronic Voting


Arguments in Favor

Arguments Against

Case Studies

The United States



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