black box voting


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black box voting

Using computer-based voting machines instead of paper ballots or mechanical machines. The "black box" moniker is due to the fact that software tabulates all the input. See e-voting.
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They have such a close, friendly relationship," said Bev Harris, the president of Black Box Voting, the first group to call attention to Diebold Election Systems' vulnerability to hacking, "that it influences their need to support vendors.
One of the many election protection groups formed after the 2000 election is led by Bey Harris, a grandmother from Washington state whose book Black Box Voting exposed the dangers of entrusting a democratic election to a Windows-based system.
The site defines black box voting as "Any voting system in which the mechanism for recording and/or tabulating the vote is hidden from the voter, and/or the mechanism lacks a tangible record of the vote cast.