Seattle area pioneers smartphone voting in county election

Seattle area pioneers smartphone voting in county election

[Ed. – What could go wrong?  Myself, I’m guessing Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s phone will be found to have voted in this election.]

King County, where Seattle is located, announced on Wednesday that it’s implementing smartphone voting for an upcoming board of supervisors election.

King County’s 1.2 million residents can use their cellphones to vote in the election, which begins on January 22nd and continues until 8PM PT on February 11th.

The program is a collaboration between King County Elections; the county’s conservation district; mobile-voting nonprofit Tusk Philanthropies; the National Cybersecurity Center; and Democracy Live, a technology firm that develops electronic balloting. …

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In an interview with NPR, Bradley Tusk, CEO and Founder of Tusk Philanthropies, emphasized the positive impact the technology could have on voter turnout.

(H/t: Weasel Zippers)

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