Paper Trails Not the Golden Ticket to Secure E-VotingS

One of the most commonly cited ways to rectify, or at least mollify, the rampant security issues that have plagued e-voting is a solid paper trail to check the results against. Well, one think tank, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, is coming out with study saying it just ain't so—in fact, they allege in the report that paper trails have "serious limitations that diminish their ability to effectively verify election results."

Rather than the clutching onto that analog artifact, paper, they propose to push forward with new voting tech that would offer "more security, transparency, and reliability." Sounds good to us: We like technology and we like voting security. This isn't the last we're going to hear about e-voting by any means with the election year fast approaching, so sit tight, it's something we're going to be watching pretty closely. [InfoWeek via Slashdot, Flickr]