Scary Stories Fail to Stop Internet Voting

Posted: 13 Oct 2010 Last revised: 22 Oct 2014

Date Written: October 13, 2010


Rather than using the results of scientific testing, and probability calculation, opponents of Internet voting have commonly resorted to telling scary stories about what might happen. In 2004 this tactic had spectacular success. The Department of Defense had already spent over $22,000,000 on an Internet voting project. It was ready to be used in the 2004 November election, but well publicized scary stories had it halted. Since that time, state election officials, the military, and DoD have regained their reason, and Internet voting is coming back.

Keywords: politics, elections, Internet voting, UOCAVA, MOVE Act

Suggested Citation

Kelleher, William J., Scary Stories Fail to Stop Internet Voting (October 13, 2010). Available at SSRN:

William J. Kelleher (Contact Author)

The Empathic Science Institute ( email )

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La Canada, CA 91011
United States

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