Should there be internet voting 2
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The BBC are running a story on this here:
It seems several countries now have internet voting, but with the recent hack attack on the NHS which affected many other countries too, is internet voting a good idea?
What happens if you don't have the internet, will that mean in the future that you can't vote? I don't imagine there will be polling stations if this is brought in.
Another dimension to this beyond criminal hacking is that of malicious behaviour by another State, especially Russia. As may, may be the case in America, Putin interfered in the election there, he would have a field day if we had internet voting here. Just imagine it, Corbyn wants to get rid of nuclear weapons and all of a sudden, despite all the opinion polls, he gets a massive vote on election day. All thanks to a certain hacker...
I can see the benefits, but for something as crucial as voting, shouldn't we just get off our backsides still, go to the polling station, pick up that little pencil and make a mark on a bit of paper. It's not that hard, is it? Or, is is it?