A new report published in the West Virginia News outlines an innovative pilot program for mobile app voting that has now been deemed a success with lessons learned. Plans are now being discussed to use the system for a second election. If the Secretary of State has anything to say, it might just be the solution for citizens serving in the military and others abroad to fulfill their civic obligations. Take a look at this excerpt:
West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner says he’s hoping to offer mobile voting for military and overseas voters again in the 2020 elections.
Warner’s office said the state has successfully launched the nation’s first such mobile voting pilot. The office said in a news release Thursday that in last November’s election, 144 registered West Virginia voters from 21 counties cast ballots from 31 different countries.
Warner said he wasn’t able to vote when he was deployed in 2012 and 2014 because of unreliable mail service and alternative transmission methods.
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