Thursday, November 11, 2004

Ned Ludd is in trouble

Ned Ludd goes to the polls covers the wonderful simplicity of an election in Britain. The only problem is that, as in Canada and elsewhere, having a wonderfully simple system isn't stopping officials from trying to introduce voting technology anyway.

Here he states everything with nice clarity:

And, asks the Ned Ludd in me: Why is this even an issue? What's the problem that technology is intended to solve? Is a hand-count too slow? Okay, get more people. Or just f---ing wait a bit longer. It seems to work just fine in Britain. Are ballots too complicated to be completed by hand, or counted by hand? Okay, simplify them. Separate off Federal-level votes from State-level votes if need be.

via trackback for Schneier's article
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