Voting: Low-Tech Is the Answer

There are three reasons why all-electronic voting machines are a bad idea: Transparency, recovery, and audit

On Nov. 7, more Americans will vote on electronic voting machines than ever before. No fewer than 39% of voters will cast their ballots electronically. Many of these votes will be cast on machines without any paper record. The votes will be fully electronic. As a computer science professor, and as someone who has been studying electronic voting for years, I am nervous.

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