As you can see from the above video, Online election voting is cost effective for both the organization and the voter. In the past, media outlets often had phone numbers designated for certain votes or individuals, yet these were not toll-free. It would cost the company to create the account, yet it would also cost the caller. Having to dial a number several times before getting through to cast a vote could become costly for individual, and the expenditure could be a huge deterrent when considering placing a vote. The wait times can often be quite long to place a telephone vote, and one could easily get discouraged and give up their chance to cast a ballot. As many organizations have their own websites and possible their own software systems or programs, creating the mean for an individual to vote online keeps the task in-house and more effective.
Although there are potential challenges to voting online, this option seems to indicate that it would provide more accuracy in the tabulation. Because software systems are designed to operate on logarithms and codes, it is safer to assume that human influence will skew the results. Paper ballot voting has been seen to have accuracy issues, and even those arriving at polling locations have been subject to undue influence. The use of an electronic vote keeps special interest groups or prominent opinions from being present at the time of the vote. Individuals, although not free from distraction, would be free from peer pressure or other potential issues when casting a vote from the privacy of their home, office, or even their tablet or smartphone.
Because traditional voting via phone or a paper ballot does rely on human input for tallying the final numbers, it has the potential to be a slow, tedious process to determine the results. Ballots or votes may pass through several hands or departments, and efficiency is lost in the move. Online voting would offer a much quicker arrival at a result, as the votes are deposited through one website or system, and the records stored and maintained in the same location. For these reasons, it is best that voting be conducted online.