As Americans, we should be ashamed of how bad our voting system is currently functioning. Florida is just the epitome of how bad this voting system is functioning, but all states are inefficient, vulnerable, and prone to tampering from within our political system. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, an argument can be made for tampering with our voting system. Typically, people would argue about investigating the legitimacy of each claim, but these arguments are missing the main problem. The main problem is our voting system is archaic which allows for inefficiencies in voting, vulnerabilities to outside influence, and tampering from within our political systems. We need to update our voting system. These updates should focus on two key goals. First, it should allow for people to vote with efficiency and ease. Second, it should be secure (at least more secure than we have currently). I would argue that we should allow for online voting. I know the concerns with this and the security risks. I admit that online voting would not be 100% secure, but neither is our current voting system. The better criteria for this would be: is it more secure than we have and does it allow for voting to be done more efficiently with the ability to engage more voters? If it can fulfill these criteria, we should switch. I would love if more tests would be done on blockchain voting systems that verify our identity using biometrics. I would want to know how secure they are, and if we could adapt them for people that are not tech savvy. If it is more secure than what we have, we should switch. If we could have a system that we could verify every vote to a specific unique ID, we would need people to have a specific ID. Their identity would be known when they register to vote. Furthermore, people would be able to vote via electronic devices. This would encourage more people to participate in our democratic process. Overall, these changes could soothe concerns from both sides. We would have identity verification systems that would be more stringent than any type of photo identification. Additionally, we could remove many of the possible ways in which either party could tamper with the voting. Finally, this would allow for more people to vote securely without having to sacrifice hours in lines. The exact level of security and the implementation of this system would take years to discover, but it is a change that is needed. We need to renew our faith in our election systems. I am not claiming that blockchain is the only way of achieving this, but it is one type of system that has high potential for achieving the goals that I set forth in this post. It will not be 100% secure, but it would have potential to be more secure than what we currently have.