Aug 5, 2010

OR: Analysis of Independent Party's Experiment in Online Primary Voting

From Jeff Mapes at Oregon Live:
It's an open question what the Independent Party of Oregon accomplished with the primary election that concluded Friday.  The leadership of the party skews to the left, but conservatives won several of the nominations.

Linda Williams, the party's chairwoman, said she hopes that the nominees - most of whom actually belong to other parties - will take up the Independent Party's call for election and campaign-finance reform.  But she acknowledged that it's too soon to know if that will happen.

But the primary did show off some of the advantages of online voting.  It's the first such election I saw, and - on the surface at least - it was impressive.

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