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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-24-08 01:28 AM
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59. Working to End Paperless Voting

Welcome to TrueVote.US

TrueVote.US is working to end paperless electronic voting in the United States . Touchscreen voting systems are the most expensive and least transparent voting system available where an independent audits and meaningful recounts are impossible. Computerized voting systems have security flaws that undermine the confidence of voters. In addition, they have had Election Day problems not turning on, or machines freezing or breaking down in mid-vote, candidates not being included, an inability to select the candidate a voter intends and memory cards which store the votes being blank.

The alternative is a paper-based system where the ballot of record is verified by the voter and available for audits and recounts. These ballots can be rapidly counted on an optical scan machine but if they are it is essential that there be a routine audit comparing a certain percentage of the voter verified paper ballot with the op-scan count. This system can include ballot marking devices that enable the disabled to vote independently and cast a secret ballot. These paper-based systems are also less expensive than the paperless e-voting systems.
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