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Voter Turnout, Efficiency and Security - Are We Ready to Vote Online?

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Wednesday, August 31

In this online world, everything is gravitating to the web: banking, shopping, you name it. Then why is it, we’re still waiting in lines to vote? According to a 2014 study, wait times in a recent election were more than an hour in 13 North Carolina counties. What are some alternatives? How effective and secure are they? How do we create a more efficient way to vote and would it boost participation? We look into that.

Guests
Andrew Appel
, Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University
Dr. Martha Kropf, Interim Public Policy Director and Professor, Department of Political Science at UNC Charlotte
Michael Dickerson, Director of the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections