The $74,000 Vote

from the how-much-did-your-vote-cost dept

Last year the Pentagon experimented with online voting to allow overseas soldiers vote online. They spent $6.2 million on the system which netted a grand total of 84 votes. That comes out to about $74,000/vote. Seems a bit steep. Of course, their response to criticism is that it was just a test – which is a legitimate response. However, you would think they would have been able to find a few more people to submit ballots to make the test really worthwhile.

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