One thing people here often overlook
Posted Sep 1, 2004 14:17 UTC (Wed) by pyellman
In reply to: One thing people here often overlook
Parent article: Back door in Diebold voting systems?
I don't think anybody is overlooking that at all. The key needs are to (1) verify that a person has voted (not how that person voted), (2) make the voting process easy to understand and operate for the individual voter, and (3) generate reliable vote counts.
The post you replied to was addresssing #1. A recent news story indicated that perhaps 10's of thousands of voters are registered to vote in both New York and Florida (the vast majority of them Democrats, for those of you who are keeping score). A reliable, national-scope "exit verification" system could completely eliminate this particular form of fraud (voting more than once in Federal elections, which is a felony).
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