Low-Tech Voting Gets "Thumbs Up"
With elections approaching,the IL Ballot Integrity
Project(IBIP)has this advice for voters:
1) Vote in person,not by mail.
2) Vote on election day, not earlier.
3) Vote on a paper ballot,not on a touch-screen voting machine.
"These three steps will help protect your ballot from loss, damage,
and alteration.The longer the delay between the casting of a ballot and the counting of it,the greater the chance of mishaps."
Hand-Counted Paper Ballots--on Steroids
Humboldt County, California, will henceforth publish exact images of the ballot cast in each of its elections. The images will be made available on the Internet, so that anyone can verify the vote counting and/or analyze voting patterns.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Internet voting fatally flawed
The Chicago Tribune recently suggested that overseas troops should be allowed to vote via the Internet. But that ideas was deep-sixed by the Pentagon in 2004, after the concept was found to be riddled with terrifying vulnerabilities.
Glenview (IL) Town Hall Meeting: How to "Fix" Our Elections Friday 1/4/08
Without fair elections,our reps have no incentive to address the pressing needs of the average citizen,other than sheer
survival--and sometimes not even that.
Without elections that are fair,we have not only "taxation without
representation,"but"government without accountability."Elections have always been problematic,not only in third-world nations,but also here.But now that electronic voting machines have taken over...
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Illinois Residents: Did you encounter problems in the polling place today?
Let us know.Please post your report on our website,the "Illinois Election-Problems Clearinghouse,"
It will become a valuable contribution to the public record. When you post your report,it will immediately be published on the Internet,for access by all members of the public.No other service like this exists for metro Chicago.If you want to ensure that your personal report gets published...
Monday, November 6, 2006
Public Clearinghouse for Election Problems in Chicago and Cook County
Citizens can upload their first-hand reports and see
them published immediately on the website.
The website is at http://ballot-integrity.org/blog
For urgent problems, the website will guide citizens
to the appropriate hotline, staffed by human operators.
The website invites reports of all problems, including
those encountered during early voting and absentee voting.