Casting a Secure Online Vote in 2020

July 10th, 2020   |     |  culture & news

Because we believe that identity management is critical to ensuring a safe and secure online election (if that were to happen) we wanted to survey voters across the nation to see where they stood. We worked with a third-party agency to survey a large sampling of registered voters across all political parties, regions of the country, races, age ranges, and more to get their thoughts on a variety of critical issues surrounding the 2020 election.

We asked over forty questions. For example:

  • Thinking ahead towards the general election in the fall, how likely are you to vote?
  • Which type of voting do you think is/would be the most convenient for you personally?
  • Are health or safety concerns related to the current coronavirus pandemic having an impact on your likelihood of voting in the general election this fall?
  • If you could vote online, would you be more or less likely to vote in the general election this fall?
  • And, maybe most importantly, who do you plan on voting for in the 2020 General Election?

Because securing identities is our business, we explored people’s attitudes towards online voting. Forty percent of our respondents said they would vote online, thirty-four percent said they would not, and twenty-five percent said they were unsure. Breaking down this opinion towards online voting by the different demographics provided some interesting insight.

The two top concerns with online voting were that online voting would not be secure (70%) and it would provide too much opportunity for fraud (72%). The top reasons cited for being a proponent of online voting were the convenience (75%), avoidance of a polling place (57%), and higher voter turnout (57%). Interestingly, sixty-seven percent of suburban voters were for online voting because it minimized the peer pressure of voting in person and fifty percent of rural voters also felt peer pressure was a strong influence on their choice to vote online.

Likelihood of mailing in ballot? 80% in the West said yes, 20% in the South said no

“OneLogin Voting Poll finds 80% of voters from the West approve of voting by mail compared to only 20% of voters in the South.” 

57% who are against online voting approve of Trump. 50% who are for online voting disapprove of Trump.

“OneLogin Voting Poll found 57% of those that Approve of Trump were Against Online Voting while 50% of those who Disapprove of Trump were For Online Voting.” 

This is just a sampling of what we found. To dive deeper into our findings you can find the full analysis of our respondents’ answers are in our new ebook, Security and the State of the 2020 Presidential Elections.

Alicia Townsend, Dir. of Content and Documentation
About the Author

For almost 40 years, Alicia Townsend has been working with technology as both a consultant and a trainer. She has a passion for empowering others to use technology to make their lives easier. As Director of Content and Documentation at OneLogin, Ms. Townsend works with technical writers, trainers and content marketing writers to inspire and empower everyone to take advantage of what OneLogin’s platform has to offer them.

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Alicia Townsend, Dir. of Content and Documentation
About the Author

For almost 40 years, Alicia Townsend has been working with technology as both a consultant and a trainer. She has a passion for empowering others to use technology to make their lives easier. As Director of Content and Documentation at OneLogin, Ms. Townsend works with technical writers, trainers and content marketing writers to inspire and empower everyone to take advantage of what OneLogin’s platform has to offer them.

View all posts by Alicia Townsend

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