Elections in Cyberspace

Toward a New Era in American Politics

The proliferation of candidate Web pages and other politically oriented Internet sites during the 1996 campaign foreshadows the potential impact that new communications and information technologies will have on the American political process in the future. Will they enhance the democratic spirit of America or further exacerbate the sense of alienation within the electorate? This book describes the new political uses of technology and addresses the adequacy of current election laws and regulations in coping with campaigns and elections in cyberspace.

A Communications and Society Program Book