Want to fix the voting process? It’s time to use the cloud
Originally posted on VentureBeat:
Election Day is here, and the good news is that many voters – nearly 22 million according to George Mason University’s U.S. Election Project – have already cast their ballots via mail or at pop-up polling stations in shopping malls, colleges, and hospitals around the country.
The bad news is that these early voting places are only popping up in swing states like Florida, Ohio, and Colorado. The majority of us don’t live in swing states and will be stuck waiting in line at polling centers all day long. This got me thinking, given the burgeoning use of the cloud and consumerization of IT, why aren’t we using cloud technology to make voting more convenient and accessible?
Here are some reasons why it should be considered: