Question: Have there ever been any surveys asking people if they think the secret ballot methodology currently used today is still a good idea in modern times?
Why I thought of this question for context only...
With all the accusations of wide spread voter fraud going on and even lawsuits being pursued by the [POTUS] highest political power in the US, citizens are going to take that serious so it is intriguing the secret ballot methodology which was adopted starting over 100 years ago has not transformed or evolved any to be more modernized.
In the United States, most states had moved to secret ballots soon after the presidential election of 1884. Kentucky was the last state to do so in 1891, when it quit using an oral ballot.
Since many millions of US citizens post who they support in an election via yard posters, on social media, bumper stickers, and so on it makes it very hard to understand what the secrecy of the ballot is really trying to accomplish or protect.
I've read and others have said when the secret ballot methodology was first introduced, the main concern was vote buying. It's reasonable to discern that vote buying can occur even with the current secret ballot methodology though.
Furthermore, it would seem reasonable to believe if there were methods for voter cast ballots to be verified by the individual voter (in a secure manner), that that could help alleviate lots of voter cast ballot fraud concerns.
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