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Millennials More Likely to Vote If Given Online, by Phone Options

By    |   Tuesday, 03 Feb 2015 04:41 PM

A big percentage of Millennials would be more eager to vote if they could do it online or by cell phone, a new survey shows.

The Fusion poll found a whopping 49 percent of younger voters say they'd be more likely to vote in the 2016 White House race if they could go online, though 42 percent said online voting wouldn't make a real difference to them. Another 8 percent said they'd be less likely to vote online.

The digital generation also appears to like the cell phone option: the poll found 38 percent said they'd be more likely to vote if they could do it over their smart phone. Forty-eight percent, however, said cell phone balloting wouldn't make any difference to them and 13 percent said they'd be less likely to vote.

The poll found younger people are most inclined to vote online or by phone, with the survey showing nearly a 10-point preference for voting online or by phone among 18- to-24-year-olds compared with those 30- to-34-years-old.

In the survey, 49 percent said they'd absolutely be voting in 2016; 28 percent said they'd likely cast a ballot while another 8 percent said they'd be unlikely to vote.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says no states are mulling proposals to take balloting entirely online. Exceptions include Alaska, which first let voters submit ballots online in 2012. The Hill reported only a small percentage took advantage.

About 30 other states let the military and Americans living overseas vote by email or fax.

The margin of error in the poll was plus or minus 3.1 percent.

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