It’s time to talk about voting technology. No, not that kind of voting.
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The pandemic has forced lawmakers around the world to get creative about passing legislation. But in the U.S., members of Congress still have to show up to vote in person or have another member cast a proxy vote on their behalf. A report out last week by the House Administration Committee says Congress could conduct remote voting if it wanted to securely with existing technology. Amy Scott speaks with Beth Simone Noveck, who studies the impact of technology on governing as a professor at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. She says remote voting is already happening in other countries and in several U.S. states via app or roll call by phone.
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