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Online Voting For GOP Caucus Gets Mixed Reviews

Mar 23, 2016

The Utah Republican Party’s recently held caucus was one of the first in the country to allow people to vote online. Party officials say that more than 60 thousand people registered for the service. GOP Chairman James Evans says while some people had issues, it wasn’t the major disaster that some internet security experts predicted it would be. He says most the problems they dealt with were people not being able to locate the 30-digit security PIN required to cast a vote.

“In every instance it was user error," he says. "So, we just had to spend time correcting what they had done so they were able to cast their ballot.”

Evans says there was also quite a bit of confusion over who could vote online. To use the system people needed to have requested permission nearly a week before the caucus, but many people tried unsuccessfully to do it on Tuesday.