It’s 2020. Why Can’t We Just Vote Online?

Sometimes, harder is better.

An online voting system for the private sector in Japan. Credit: Natsuki Koseki

It’s election day. You sign into a secure system, click a few buttons, and you’re done. No need to wait in line at the polls. No need to worry that your ballot got lost in the mail. No need to wait days or longer to find out the results of the election, since votes could be counted immediately.