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'Daily Voting News' For May 18, 2009

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by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn

In spite of a plethora of reports from experts explaining its inherent insecurity, lack of transparency, and non-auditability, online voting continues to be proposed as a viable method of holding elections. The EAC is holding a public hearing tomorrow on counting the votes of military and overseas voters (where online voting is sure to come up). An Alabama bill to allow such voters to return ballots by email died in the state senate, but only because of some "bad amendments."

And Hawaii is currently in the process of holding its first-ever digital online and telephone election (even though the state has a requirement for a voter-verified paper record and audits). The Chief of Products and Partnerships with the company that got the contract for the online Hawaii election claims, not surprisingly, that the system is "faster, more reliable, and more secure than if they had voted on paper."...

  • NAtional: EAC Public Hearing Tomorrow. Military and Overseas Citizens: Counting Their Votes - Part 1. LINK

  • AL: Overseas voter bill sinks LINK

  • AL: Amendment sinks overseas Internet voting bill LINK

  • CT: Nov 08 Election Audit Reports - Part 1 - Bad Cards, Procedural Lapses Continue LINK

  • CT: Nov 08 Election Audit Reports - Part 2 - Counting Not Extremely Accurate LINK

  • HI: Digital decision making LINK

  • HI: America's Newest State Holds America's Newest Election LINK

  • TX: Killeen considers electronic voter login LINK

  • India: Jammed EVM holds up one result in Uttar Pradesh Sindh Today LINK

  • India: Cong questions EVMS, accused BJD of using public money LINK
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