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