Honolulu Cuts Costs With First All-Digital Election in the U.S.

via GovTech

In May 2009, the city and county of Honolulu tried a different approach for electing members of its Neighborhood Boards. Instead of e-voting machines, residents voted either online or by phone. No paper ballots were available. The all-digital election — which may be the first of its type in the United States — didn’t come about because the government sought to advance technology. The move was driven by a more pedestrian reason: budget cuts.

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