The dangers of online voting in one cartoon

By Toby Manhire In Politics, The Internaut

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As New Zealand inches towards the introduction of online voting, in local elections at least, it’s worth pausing to consider the downsides.

While the use of the internet to cast a vote is sometimes hailed as a panacea to declining turnouts, it would also introduce various risks.

Those are neatly encapsulated in an xkcd-style cartoon drawn by Richard Clark and posted on Twitter last week. It has received hundreds of retweets, and triggered a good old debate.

He introduced it by saying, “I’m sorry about my awful handwriting. But not as sorry as we will all be if we do online voting.”

Richard Clark / @Phirate

Richard Clark / @Phirate

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