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Voting Technologies


Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Elections and the Future of E-Voting (editorial)

    Editor’s Note In February, we honored Bill Wulf with a symposium on a subject of his choosing, The Impact of Technology on Voting and Elections in the 21st Century. Bill has been a tireless advocate before Congress and the nation for improving our capability and increasing our knowledge ... Read More

    Author: Lewis M. Branscomb

    Voting Technologies

    Release date: Summer 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Bridging Science, Technology, and Politics in Election Systems

    After the 2000 presidential election, Caltech and MIT initiated the Voter Technology Project to address problems with voting systems. Shortly after the tumult of the evening of November 7 and the morning of November 8, 2000, the presidents of Caltech and MIT challenged us to solve the ... Read More

    Author: R. Michael Alvarez, Erik K. Antonsson

    Voting Technologies

    Release date: Summer 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    E-Voting and Democracy in America

    The U.S. Election Assistance Commission was established in 2002 to ensure that elections are accurate, accessible, and auditable. American democracy depends on two things—citizen participation and fair and accurate elections—and both of these depend on how well elections are ... Read More

    Author: Gracia Hillman

    Voting Technologies

    Release date: Summer 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    What Happened in Sarasota County?

    The cause(s) of the undervote in the 2006 congressional race in Sarasota County, Florida, are still a mystery. On November 7, 2006, there was an electoral disaster in Sarasota County, Florida. Almost 18,000 people, about one in seven of the people who voted electronically, left the polls ... Read More

    Author: David Jefferson

    Voting Technologies

    Release date: Summer 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Legal Issues, Policy Issues, and the Future of Democracy

    Our system of self-government works only if we believe it does. The presidential election of 2000 is still fresh in most of our minds, and—no matter whom we voted for—everyone agrees that the post-election spectacle and controversy left a black mark on democracy in the United ... Read More

    Author: Rush Holt

    Voting Technologies

    Release date: Summer 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Voter Assurance

    For the good of the country, we need voting technologies produced and operated according to the best methods. Voting with assurance seems to be an obvious, simple concept. A registered voter should be able to cast his or her ballot with the confidence that the vote will be counted as cast. ... Read More

    Author: Eugene H. Spafford

    Voting Technologies

    Release date: Summer 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Voting as an Engineering Problem

    We have never encountered a security problem with electronic voting machines. Electronic voting has been in the news almost constantly since 2000, when the punch-card debacle in Florida caused a rapid re-evaluation of elections in the United States and fomented a revolution in voting ... Read More

    Author: Michael Ian Shamos

    Voting Technologies

    Release date: Summer 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 2