E-voting and its implications in the online environment
Electronic voting technologies are very useful for the political system because they help save a lot of money during the election season and they also simplify the voting process, making it easier and more accessible to people. Electronic voting is also known as e-voting and it's as faster and easier as e-shopping or online shopping. Voters are given individuals and nominal cards which will be scanned by a voting machine and the vote will be registered. This system will automatically cancel double votes and also keep a fast track of how many people voted.
E-voting is used not only in the national electoral system, but also in government organized polls or by civil institutions whenever they feel like a public topic should be debated and voted upon. This last action is called a referendum and, because of electronic voting technologies, it can be organized in safe conditions.
E-voting is also popular online. Users can place their votes online by telephone or by mail. E-voting is very useful for online business owners who want to know what their audience thinks about certain products or promotions. That is why the internet is full with voting polls that work with the same technology as a government voting station. Users will get an online question and have to provide an answer by selecting one from the options available. Many online businesses constantly use these polls to update their databases and improve their products.