You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #3: Computers could be helpful [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
zacherystaylor Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-11 12:21 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. Computers could be helpful
Edited on Mon Jul-25-11 12:24 PM by zacherystaylor
Computers could be helpful if it is done right. Ideally, perhaps, a computer could be used to pick out the candidates and then a paper ballot could be printed out that includes a bar code. Then another computer could be used for a quick count. In this hypothetical there would be a paper back up and the voter could check this before finalization then it would be saved for possible hand recount if necessary. This enables election workers to check the process based on things they understand. They wouldn't need to understand the computer process and hackers couldn't change the paper ballots. This is just one of many possibilities worth considering. Instant Run-off has the benefit of giving sincere third parties a good chance without collecting a lot of bribes, thinly disguised as campaign contributions.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
  -New Threat? For DU Investigation: "Americans Elect" snot  Jul-25-11 09:46 AM   #0 
  - It's worth a closer look  zacherystaylor   Jul-25-11 11:31 AM   #1 
  - Instant runoff? By computers?  BeFree   Jul-25-11 12:11 PM   #2 
  - Computers could be helpful  zacherystaylor   Jul-25-11 12:21 PM   #3 
     - Welcome to the ER  BeFree   Jul-25-11 12:26 PM   #4 
     - Seconded; see above.  snot   Jul-25-11 09:43 PM   #5 
     - Just want to share some info . . .  snot   Jul-25-11 09:50 PM   #6 
        - I indicated that there should be paper backup  zacherystaylor   Jul-27-11 09:57 AM   #8 
           - Experience has shown the "paper backup" is almost never used to check results.  Bill Bored   Aug-26-11 12:46 PM   #13 
  - I agree  libguy_6731   Aug-06-11 09:38 PM   #9 
  - delete  libguy_6731   Aug-06-11 09:45 PM   #10 
  - delete  libguy_6731   Aug-06-11 09:51 PM   #11 
  - Another DU'er added some helpful info re- "Americans Elect" over here:  snot   Jul-25-11 09:54 PM   #7 
  - Saw these guys on McNei Lehrer and they were suuuuper creepy!  mahina   Aug-23-11 12:29 AM   #12 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-28-11 05:40 PM   #14 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC