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Infographic: These Are The Pros And Cons Of Online Elections

Here we tell you a little about the pros and cons of online elections.

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LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño

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You pay for your services online, you have your bank online, you can buy and sell anything online and even work online. But have you ever wondered why you can't vote online? As it turns out, however striking the idea may be, it is not completely without flaws. Here we bring you some pros and cons of online elections.

Online Elections

In addition to these risks just mentioned, there is also the possibility that online elections will suffer from privatization, meaning that the government will require private contractors to maintain the software required for voting. This could create a conflict of interest.

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It is also worth mentioning that online elections could facilitate electoral corruption, something similar to what is happening in Russia. Putin legally approved the possibility of holding these elections virtually, which his critics have seen as a way to entrench himself in power.