Voting is at the core of the American civic experience. And it’s a rite of passage that people take even more interest in during presidential election years.
As states, counties and cities prepare for the upcoming 2016 presidential election in November, we wanted to take a look at some of the more recent technology innovations that have been implemented to improve and modernize the vote.
While some might expect that we’d be close to voting online or via mobile devices by now, cybersecurity concerns about data security have delayed progress in that regard. But innovations with online voter registration, voting by QR code, and increased accuracy and transparency with optical scanning have moved ahead.
Check out what several states are doing to leverage technology for our nation’s civic equivalent of the Super Bowl.
For more information about how states and counties are using technology to improve the electoral process, check out our full content series "Election Technology: How States Handled the 2016 Vote."