Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Diebold electronic voting machines

Election day woes with voting machine usability ...

"Today is Election Day in the US, and many Americans will cast votes on electronic voting machines.

Foxtrot, one of my all-time favorite comic strips, gets it exactly right in a recent strip. Electronic voting machines are scary... at best. At worst, their possible effects are unthinkably bad.

Read the Foxtrot strip. (Thanks, bb)

From last Sunday's New York Times, this op-ed about electronic voting machines says:

Vicki Lovegren, a mathematics lecturer at Case Western Reserve University who has become a local advocate for election integrity, said, “If you’re a computer scientist, you’re nervous,” adding: “When you have electronic voting machines, it doesn’t take a conspiracy of many people. One person can affect the outcome without anyone knowing.”
If you really want to be scared, watch this video showing how easy it is to hack a Diebold voting machine. Or read how Diebold may have knowingly supplied flawed machines for the '04 election."    (Continued via This Is Broken)    [Usability Resources]

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