Only 57.5% of Americans voted in the 2012 presidential election.
So to increase voter turnout, many believe online voting is the answer.While online voting is unavailable in most states, some have adopted online voting methods to help certain absentee voters cast their ballots.
Most online voting rights are reserved for voters that fall under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act UOCAVA .
Unfortunately, UOCAVA voters face difficulties sending and receiving absentee ballots.Take military personnel, for instance.
The standard way of returning an absentee ballot is via postal mail, but many states also allow returning ballots using fax.
However, military personnel are often placed in remote areas without consistent access to mail services, so casting votes online might be more reliable for those people.