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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 01:45 PM
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23. LTTE: Twiddling our thumbs on voting security
Reports and worries about the reliability and security of direct-recording electronic touch-screen voting machines (DREs) rose to a crescendo before the November election. But now that the dust has settled, the Legislature is once again at work to delay implementation of the voter-verified paper ballot law of 2005.

The Assemblys State Government Committee approved A-3458, which would give a one-year extension to the deadline for implementation of a pilot project requiring one municipality of every county to purchase a printer, attach it to its DREs and test it. The program was originally set to start Jan. 1.

The solution could have been implemented three years ago: Replace the DREs with paper ballots and precinct-based optical scan machines. Miami-Dade County in Florida estimated saving millions of dollars over a five-year period, and calculations for New Jersey have confirmed that we, too, could save money.

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