An Overview of the New E-Voting Machine Guidelines

In case you didn't want to rip through the pages upon pages of the EAC's Voluntary Voting System Guidlines or the 600-page monster version before firing off your two cents on e-voting, Ars Technica nicely overviews them for us. For one, paper trails are now a de facto requirement, since "independent, voter-verifiable… » 11/02/07 7:40pm 11/02/07 7:40pm

Uncle Sam Wants to Know How You Feel About E-Voting Machines

If you're not exactly down with the state of e-voting in the US (and you really shouldn't be), the Election Assistance Committee (a federal oversight committee that now has reign over certifying e-voting machines) wants to hear about it and what you think of their recently proposed guidelines (PDF, 600 pages). » 10/31/07 7:20pm 10/31/07 7:20pm

Paper Trails Not the Golden Ticket to Secure E-Voting

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… » 9/14/07 9:04am 9/14/07 9:04am

Diebold Voting Machines: Secure as Never

Proving they're getting on that whole (in)security thing, Diebold put a picture of the key that opens their voting machines online. Yes, the key—one key opens all of their machines. Result? Someone was able to copy it using the photo on the website. Makes you relish the days of hanging chads, doesn't it? » 1/24/07 10:55pm 1/24/07 10:55pm