[LINK] Electronic voting in the ACT
Wed, 17 Oct 2001 11:42:24 +1000 (EST)
On Wed, 17 Oct 2001, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
> Electronic voting is not, a priori, better because it's electronic. To
> justify the spend, the new solution must be significantly better than what
> precedes it. More steps and technical dependencies undermine this.
There are some trade-offs here. Is a little extra effort by the voter
worth it to make the backend more efficient? Does this style of
electronic voting make the backend processing much more efficient? (Not
that I'm casting a vote here either way. :)
The data entry portions of the manual voting method dwarf the processing
required to actually generate a result. I'd happily accept a couple
of extra steps per voter to reduce the data entry load.