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Paper Ballots and Voter-Registration Lists

2018-04-19⊺07:17:14-05:00

The security of computer systems, particularly those used in voting machines, is so inadequate that it would be prudent to switch over to paper ballots and paper voter-registration lists.

“American Elections Are Too Easy to Hack. We Must Take Action Now”
Bruce Schneier, The Guardian, April 18, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/18/american-elections-hack-bruce-scheier

For some reason, Schneier doesn't argue for switching over to paper for the process of collating, summing, and tabulating election results, although most of his observations about the need for an independently auditable paper trail apply to those steps in the election process as well.

#elections #voting-machines #paper-trails

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John David Stone (havgl@unity.homelinux.net)

created June 1, 2014 · last revised December 10, 2018