The government of Canada is set to vote on electoral reform. Specifically, the members of Parliament have to decide whether or not to act on the recommendations of a committee that looked into the status of democracy in our country.
It’s interesting to me that the report recommends against electronic voting, even though it makes specific mentions of efforts to increase voter turnout and to see a larger number of youth, women, and historically marginalized populations like disabled people participate in the democratic exercise.
Wouldn’t online voting encourage more young people to vote? Wouldn’t it increase access for mothers of small children and people who have limited mobility? It takes a lot of spoons for some people to get out to the polling place, after all!
Does electronic voting exist where you live? If not, would you be in favor of trying it out?