To I-vote or not to I-vote? Opinions about internet voting from Arizona voters

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Abstract

The prospect of Internet voting has received much attention because of concerns over the integrity of the U.S. electoral system. Proponents of Internet voting contend that the Internet will play an important role in revitalizing the American electorate. Opponents counter that Internet voting will benefit already advantaged groups. Using data collected in Arizona during the 2000 general election campaign, this study examined the opinions of registered voters (N = 501) toward Internet voting and found that almost one half of survey respondents opposed Internet voting. Results suggest that Internet voting could change the sociodemographic and ideological composition of the voting electorate. Concerns about the composition of the electorate, however, were not prevalent in survey participants' openended responses about the potential disadvantages of Internet voting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-303
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Science Computer Review
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Digital divide
  • Internet voting
  • Political participation
  • Political representation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Law

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