California offers bilingual ballots to all voters

Charles Chu ’24, Staff reporter

During the 2020 election, mail-in ballots were the source of controversy with widespread accusations of voter fraud. Despite these doubts, members of the Riordan community still believe in the effectiveness of mail in voting. 

Zaheer Young ’24 said, “I plan on voting by mail in 2024, as I believe that it is a trustworthy method and the rumors are false.” 

Lucca Chemla ’24 said, “Voting by mail seems to be a better option, since it is more convenient and still secure.” 

Overall, mail-in ballots are proven to be a safe and effective method to vote. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) stated, “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”    

Bilingual ballots are an option for voters who prefer to use another language. These ballots were not subject to as much controversy, and have proven to be an effective method of voting. Some may have concerns that these ballots can result in poor translation, however there have been no major issues recorded.

In addition to mail-in voting, online voting is currently being speculated as a potential option for future elections. Security concerns are the biggest issue with the possibility of online learning, as hacking and forigen interference are major threats. Supporters of online voting see it as a more convenient and efficient option if it can be completely secure, and it could potentially increase voting rates. 

Despite some controversy, mail-in and bilingual ballots are both viable options to vote, and online voting has some potential in the future.