Cyber Statecraft Initiative Director Jason Healey writes for the National Interest on benefits and risks of online voting using Estonia as an example:
In 1995, the futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler wrote in Creating a New Civilization that the societies that most quickly and smoothly embraced the Information Age would be the most successful. One example was how voting over the Internet might unlock a truer, more direct democracy closer to the one the U.S. Founding Fathers experienced.
Twenty years later, other than having our say of who gets voted off of the island or is the best celebrity dancer, those of us in the United States are hardly any closer to that goal. In Estonia, however, they are already ten years along.