In a recent issue of the Xpress, I read an article about light voter turnout [“Between the Lines,” Nov. 13 Xpress]. In previous issues, we read about what [some] considered restrictive voter laws. No matter what side of the issues your opinion may fall on, the solution to both problems is simple.
I can sit at home at my computer and do my banking, pay my bills and taxes. I can watch the news or movies, read and send emails, and messages and well — the list is endless. Why not voting? Electronic voting would go a long way to relieve a lot of voter apathy and, if done correctly, would relieve some of the restrictive aspects of these new voter laws. I know, I know, what about voter fraud? Well, my banking is considered safe, my taxes are considered safe — I believe the risk for voter fraud is no larger than the risk for those [activities] previously mentioned.
I do not think this will take place anytime soon, because the prominent reason for low voter turnout is that those in power do not want fair and inclusive elections. It simply does not serve their desire for unfettered power.
— Rusty Cullen