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Saturday, February 14, 2004

Some people may say "I can do my banking online, why not vote?" or "I can pay my taxes online, why not vote?". One major difference: both the bank and the taxman have a pretty good idea what your numbers should be. Also, despite our obsession with "convenience" and "efficiency", not everything should be made into a button click in a web browser.

Voting is a serious act of participatory democracy. A brief trip to the polling station is not too much to ask.

In The Folly of Internet Voting, or Democracy and Disenfranchisement, Kendall Clark writes

Voting is an act of citizenship, a participation in the common life

Seen at Dominion Weblog.
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