Text2Vote: Simple Policy Changes for Major Impact

Mar 11, 2017 | 11:00am – 12:00pm CT
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Advances in technology have radically impacted almost every aspect of our lives—except how we vote. In the last election, Approximately 58.1 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election. How can technology disrupt the voting booth to increase voter participation? On the flipside, concerns of voting systems being hacked were amplified in 2016. Do we increase the risk of our ballots being hacked if we increase the use of technology in our voting systems? This discussion will talk about the policy implications of using various forms of available technology to simultaneously increase voter turnout and the security of our voting system.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Government