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Isn’t It Time We Designed an Election for the 21st Century? A Future Tense Event Recap.

It’s a common refrain: We do our banking online, self-driving cars are hitting the road, and even fridges and coffee machines connect to the internet. Yet voting seems stuck in the past. On Oct. 5, Future Tense—a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University—held an event in Washington, D.C., to ask the question: “Isn’t It Time We Designed an Election for the 21 st Century?” The happy hour conversation examined the problems with our current voting process, and paid particular attention to barriers to participation for many eligible voters, and how technology might help fix them.
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