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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Electronic Voting


Alarmed by software glitches, security threats and computer crashes with ATM-like voting machines, officials from Washington, D.C., to California are considering an alternative from an unlikely place: Nevada. Silver State voters cast electronic ballots Tuesday on a $9.3 million voting system with more than 2,600 computers and printers in every county. The primary was free of serious problems that have embarrassed registrars in Florida, California, Maryland and other states with touchscreen machines.
The key to this success:
Credit the training in Nevada, and credit the printers -- which give computer scientists and voter-rights advocates assurances that elections can be fully audited.
I think that modern technology can greatly simplify the voting process. But I also think, that a paper trail must be available to ensure accuracy.


Blogger Cubicle said...

i would support a dual voting system.

one electronic, and one on paper.

if you find somthing wrong with the electronic on you go the the paper version.

elections are important enough that it is worth the extra money

9/14/2004 03:23:00 PM  

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