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e-voting

the application of electronic technology to cast and count votes in an election

e-voting

(Electronic-Voting) Using a computer-based machine to display an election ballot and tabulate the vote. Using touchscreens as the data entry method, these devices are very controversial because they do not provide a paper trail for auditing. Without an audit trail, there is no simple way of detecting a programming error or hack. Starting in 2004, e-voting machines have been used for approximately 25% of all votes cast in presidential elections. See GEMS.
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A delegation from Namibia's Election Commission is visiting Karnataka in the South of the country to learn more about how electronic voting can be an important tool in Namibia's forthcoming general elections.
BEIRUT: Metn MP Sami Gemayel submitted a draft law to allow electronic voting in Parliament Monday, according to the Central News Agency.
The electronic voting system will likely be introduced in some local municipalities in the next House of Representatives general election.
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While there were some minor problems - both human and technical - that are typical in every election, voters cast their ballots on Diebold electronic voting machines with confidence and ease.
Further presentations at the three-day workshop will include discussions of social, political, legal and democratic aspects of electronic voting.
While electronic voting systems hold promise for improving the election process, numerous entities have raised concerns about their security and reliability, citing instances of weak security controls, system design flaws, inadequate system version control, inadequate security testing, incorrect system configuration, poor security management, and vague or incomplete voting system standards.
But his victory doesn't fix some of the essential problems with electronic voting machines that leave no paper trail or the dubious central tabulator computers that are as open to hacking as any other personal computer.
After reading Marc Eisen's piece in the March issue, "The Ballots Are Still Full of Holes," I must weigh in on the side of a voter-verified paper trail for all direct-recorded electronic voting machines.
SO much for Fianna Fail assuring us that electronic voting and all things of an "E" nature are safe and accurate.
The goal of the survey was to gain a better understanding of why more of our members do not vote and to get some basic feedback on electronic voting, which was introduced in the special election conducted this past summer.

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