Sunday, February 15, 2004
Concerns over US computer voting. Via Slashdot.
About 25% of the US electorate is expected to vote electronically in this year's November presidential election. This is up from around 15% in 2000.
But Professor David Dill from Stanford University told the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science the switch may actually make things worse.
"The problem with electronic voting is your votes disappear into the electronic machine and there is no independent way to check that those results are valid," said Professor Dill.
"I know that I am not going to have a lot of confidence in the vote totals reported by those machines unless there is some independent polling or whatever that is consistent with that."
It's a report from the AAAS Symposium Voting Technology: Current Assessment and Future Prospects, which was held today.