[EM] Re: Election-methods digest, Vol 1 #152 - 6 msgs

Adam Tarr atarr at purdue.edu
Wed Jul 9 23:01:01 PDT 2003

Not that this isn't an important issue, but it's not new news.  Check out:


I comment in that article, but just to paraphrase:

- Voting software should be subject to multiple audits.
- Voting machines should be required to produce a paper "receipt" or two, 
at least one which remains locked inside the machine in case a recount is 
needed.  If the receipt doesn't print the vote isn't counted.  There are 
already some voting machines that are made this way - it should be mandatory.

But just because these laws aren't on the books, doesn't mean electronic 
voting machines are a bad idea.  Touch-screen voting machines are important 
if we want/expect a typical voter to manually rank more than a few candidates.


At 01:04 AM 7/10/2003 -0400, you wrote:

>Greetings- Everyone on this list should read the following link:
>Which makes me seriously question any voting system that requires 
>computers to count or calculate at any stage of the process.

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