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It’s Election Day here in the United States, and voters are heading out to their polling places across the country to cast their votes. One place voters WON’T be casting their ballots, though, is from their home computers – unless they’re a New Jersey resident impacted by Hurricane Sandy. As the Internet has become vital in nearly everything we do, online voting isn’t an option in our country, even though it is elsewhere around the world. Last week, computer experts at Princeton University addressed this issue, and said online voting can’t be verifiably secure and would “invite disaster” in a close race, as we’re expected to see today. One big fear is that hackers could crack the system and rewrite or corrupt code, or cast other people’s ballots. While these are legitimate fears, it seems crazy that nothing has been done to advance online voting. It’s time for the U.S. Government to step up and make online voting a possibility for future elections.

About Shelly Palmer

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 6, 2012" by @ShellyPalmer

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