[LINK] The Register on vote hacking
Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:48:52 -0700 (MST)
On Thu, 16 Nov 2000, Christopher Ward wrote:
> Aaaaaaahh! Tell me you guys are kidding. Surely to goodness if
> electronic voting is to even be considered, it should not involve
> printing or paper!!! Ok, there would be plenty of implementation
> challenges and costs, but let's not make one of them another couple
> of dozen forests when it's avoidable. (Not to mention the problems
> of the inevitable paper jams, re-prints, consumable replacements etc)
But, without an (unmodifiable) hard copy, what is there to count
but bits and bytes of indeterminate origin?
Purely electronic voting may lead to reduced confidence that some
wizard has not "stuffed the ballot box", so to speak.
There must be something concrete to count in case of a challenge,
be it paper, or pottery shards, or black-or-white balls.
Daryl Krupa email: firstname.lastname@example.org