Like a lot of other developed countries, voter turnout in this country has generally being in decline. Obviously, disillusionment plays the biggest role in this, but convenience can as well. Especially for students studying a good bit away from home, voting could often mean a missed day of lectures. That is but one example.
So with that in mind, should we consider introducing the option of internet voting? If we also introduced a system of National ID numbers, it would make it relatively easy to prevent fraud, and it would especially be accessible to the younger population, who are the least likely demography to vote. It would also make voting from abroad possible, if done correctly.
As well as this, I have being thinking - what about the idea of voting by phone? Obviously, referendums would properly be the only votes that would be practical to conduct by phone, but unlike the internet, phones are universally available, and would offer much the same convenience.
Before anyone says "well, what would stop people voting more than once?", I would think that anyone proposing these would have the sense to ensure that it cannot happen.
So, what would you think of the introducing of internet and/or phone voting? Any other related comments and discussion would be welcomed.