e-Democracy, the concept and practice of spreading social equality information through 21st century technology, has become increasingly more popular as the world progresses and becomes more reliant on internet access as a catalyst for communication. This new trend that spreads online information of social equality has accelerated people’s views on politics themselves and advanced the world greatly. With the new use of the internet as a tool to enable and progress ideas, there’s now ways to spread and build support for the concept of social equality online, let citizen’s voices be heard better about the ideas and concepts of laws (potential, new, or even current laws), as well as instigate the world of online voting. The demographic of e-democracy usage has spread like wildfire through different nations worldwide.
Currently, the entire world is now being brought into the twenty-first century which means that the rest of the world’s traditional concepts are being updated alongside it. Due to the fact that the internet has no central controlled party that oversees it, the idea of censorship or having people’s ideas or opinions be controlled and oppressed is not something that anyone has to worry about. When one person speaks their mind about a certain topic, whether it be online or through the community and fellow local neighbors, it is picked up on by a widespread audience and can travel fairly quickly. Any opinion shared on the internet has the potential to influence the minds of anyone who looks into other’s opinions. Through e-democracy, government’s communications with their citizens increases and can ease a lot of stress with trying to make sure that the social equality aspect of each citizen’s lives are being met.
Though not everyone is aware of e-democracy, it has started to become more popular throughout the world, which is why there are options to volunteer and get more people involved and aware of civic technology. Civic technology is a way of city or town government to reach out to its community and community members through new technology resources, such as the internet. This e-democracy technology engages citizens to become more active in their community. This engagement between citizens and government can enhance government communication with citizens and the general productivity of national and local government offices. Through volunteering, government officials and citizens both have the chance to get their neighbors, friends, and family involved just as much as they already are themselves. The whole world is set on basic communication between nations and individual people, so the more that people spread the news about online democracy, the better and faster the trend will spread. Though people may not realize it, or doubt the concept, just one person can make all the difference in the world. Without the option of being able to voice an opinion online through a public forum, there is a possibility that you could never know if anyone else might have the same idea, agree with you, or have their own way to build off of your original idea. The internet has sincerely revolutionized modern times and getting involved with government affairs. It’s much easier to be heard now than it ever has.
Bringing democracy into the new world of the twenty-first century has been a type of reliance for getting out new information and reviewing how everyone processes this information. Out of the 20 countries in the world, 18 of them now have adopted the use of using online voting through e-elections. Through the innovation of e-elections, more people are allowed to vote and have their voices be heard. Having electoral votes be electronically monitored also leaves less of a margin for errors. The process of counting votes is also sped up. Making use of the user friendly technology to advance into the new age has been something so heavily appreciated nowadays. Governments can run far more effectively than before. The utilization of e-democracy also increases both local efficiency and participation. If there are citizens involved with a country or community who are not able to have their voice be heard in person, be it from illness or being stationed in another area for the time being, having the government get involved in e-democracy changes the lack of communication that would usually be there. Adopting this practice of e-democracy will truly shape shift the future of governments due to its convenience for change and how easily things can be managed and executed correctly through the use of e-democracy.
Governments should start to adapt to e-democracy since the concept is more than beneficial, and will essentially help their communication with their citizens. Switching over will shape the government to the twenty-first century and get the people involved with government affairs to make sure that social equality is justified. All voices will be heard as long as more governments adapt to this more modern way of reaching out which is exactly what every government’s goal should be with democracy: to have all voices heard.