Quartz Obsession Podcast

Online voting: Yes or no

Estonia pioneered online voting in its elections almost two decades ago. Could the US replicate its success?
Online voting: Yes or no
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In the US, voting is seen as a civic duty. It’s voluntary, but it’s an act of patriotism and a democratic responsibility. But there are many barriers to voting—one might have to take off from work, find childcare, or travel long distances to cast a ballot. Wouldn’t voting online instantly expand access to millions of people? Perhaps, but only if we can build a system that’s secure enough to handle it. Read the full transcript here. (Presented by Deloitte)

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Scott Nover is a tech reporter at Quartz and the host of season 5 of the Quartz Obsession podcast. He is obsessed with TikTok, fantasy football, and The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.

Shivank Taksali is Quartz’s platform strategist. He is obsessed with reading CEO memoirs, eating ramen in solo dining booths, and keeping up his Duolingo streak.

Show notes

Estonian e-voting shouldn’t be used in European elections, say security experts, The Guardian, with quotes from Harri Hursti

Electronic Frontier Foundation


The Quartz Obsession is produced by Rachel Ward, with additional support from executive editor Susan Howson and platform strategist Shivank Taksali. Our theme music is by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Suguira. This episode was recorded by Eric Wojahn at Solid Sound, in Ann Arbor, Michigan and at the G/O Media headquarters in New York.