Electronic Voting Part II

Another confidence-inspiring anecdote from The Risks Digest (vol 22 issue 3) about electronic voting. Apparently in Boone County, Indiana, the MicroVote voting systems recorded about 144,000 votes. Problem is, there’s only 19,000 registered voters in the county, and of those only about 5,352 of them voted.

Sadly, the Indianapolis Star article referenced in the Risks article doesn’t appear to work anymore.

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  1. http://www.indystar.com/articles/6/091021-1006-009.html that is the correct link. Loads the story nice and fine. The l in html got cut off.

  2. Thanks for the link! I was hoping the story would be a little more substantial than that.

    Just goes to show that even with a fancy computer-based voting machine, you still need to have a paper-based audit trail in the event of system failure. And as anyone who’s ever used a computer before will tell you, any computer system *will* fail.

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