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Electronic Voting Machines

The Black Box: Voting Machines

Judy Frankel | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

The 2014 midterm election results may have been a complete farce. All it takes is one insider who knows how to flip a switch and the outcome changes. When it comes to voting, should we trust our votes to a computer that doesn't even spit out a receipt for confirmation? Do you trust your voting machine manufacturer?

The Peculiar Charms (and Perils) of Electronic Voting

Techonomy | Posted 06.04.2015 | Technology

It's remarkable that in a world where it seems everything is becoming more digitized, most of the globe still elects their political leaders with pencil and paper. Only a peculiarly-diverse handful of countries -- including Belgium, Brazil, India and Venezuela -- use electronic voting machines nationwide.

The Technology of Democracy

Christopher M. Kelly | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Christopher M. Kelly

The question is how can we improve this technology to bring our polling places and voting experience into the 21st century? And how do we pay for this technology?

How Secure Are India's Elections?

Cleo Paskal | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
Cleo Paskal

According to exit polls, Narendra Modi is likely to be declared the next Prime Minister of India. The only thing that might stand in his way is an electronic voting machine (EVM).

A Vote for Real Electoral Reforms

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

Voting reforms like these should not be stuck in the long lines of partisan bickering, but should be passed to ensure that every eligible citizen who wants to participate in the process may cast a ballot on the next Election Day.

Endless Lines at "High Tech" NYC Polling Places

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 01.06.2013 | New York
Evelyn Leopold

If the popular vote in the 2012 election is down in New York City, you can blame it on the new voting machines -- and , of course, on the devastation caused by Sandy.

Stupid Questions 121106: Smack a Voting Machine

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Does anyone seriously have confidence in these machines anymore?

Eight Ohio Counties Ripe for Election Fraud

Keith Thomson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Keith Thomson

In 2010, computer scientists from the University of Michigan and Princeton hacked a touch-screen voting machine, installing the video game Pac-Man. Could comparable voting systems in Ohio be subverted to alter the presidential vote tally?

Could Romney-Linked Electronic Voting Machines Jeopardize Ohio's Vote Accuracy?

Keith Thomson | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Keith Thomson

In the United States, 35 percent of this year's general election votes will be cast on electronic voting machines that that are said to have been "designed with insufficient attention to computer security."

Gerry Smith

Hack The Vote: Controversial E-Voting Machines Still Widely Used Despite Security Concerns | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.22.2012 | Technology

For years, researchers have been aware of numerous security flaws in electronic voting machines. They've found ways to hack the machines to swap votes...

John Celock

GOP Election Boss Told To Stop 'Red Herring' Focus | John Celock | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics

A new report which has ranked Kansas as one of six states most likely to have problems with accurate vote counts, led a Democratic legislator to call ...

John Celock

Six States Given Bad Voting Grades | John Celock | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

Six states received the lowest grades for their abilities to accurately count election results based on their lack of access to paper ballots, accordi...

John Celock

Top Election Official: U.S. 'Doesn't Do Enough' | John Celock | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

Voter education is a top concern heading into the presidential election for the newly elected president of an international organization of election o...

Why Joe Miller Should Call for a Transparent 'Hand Count' of All Ballots Cast in Alaska

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Such that the Joe Miller campaign can help attain the much-needed transparency through a full reconciliation of all ballots cast in his state's U.S. Senate race, he'll be doing a service for his voters, and all voters alike, as well as for the cause of democracy in these United States.

Electronic Voting Technology Solutions in Search of a Problem

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Our tech guru gestured enthusiastically towards the printer while asking me, "How's the new id-enabled printing going?" "The what?" "Id-enabled pri...

Three Things to Remember on Election Day

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Don't be intimidated by electronic voting machines. There are simple instructions in English, Spanish, and Tea Party.

Digital Democracy in Doubt

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dan Rather

The new electronic voting machines have raised as many questions as they have answered. And they all boil down to the very definition of a democracy: How can the public be sure that each vote counts?

Design Your Own Election Ballot | The NEW YORK TIMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In the September primary, civic-minded New Yorkers will be greeted with new ballots and voting machines. The familiar quaint curtains and squeaky leve...

Diebold-SEC Fraud Settlement Reached: Former Voting Machine Maker To Pay $25 Million

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission is pursuing fraud charges against three former executives of ATM maker Diebold Inc. after re...

Sequoia: Voting Machine Company Releases System's Code In Industry First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Sequoia Voting Systems plans to publicly release the source code for its new optical scan voting system, the company announced Tuesday -- a remarkable...

KY Election Officials Arrested, Charged With 'Changing Votes at E-Voting Machines'

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Will the voting machine company representatives out there continue to report that no election has ever been manipulated via an electronic voting system?

Electronic Voting Machine Failure Reported In Key Battleground States

IDG News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tuesday could be a long day for election officials in states relying on electronic-voting machines to record votes in the U.S. presidential election, ...

Have a Transformative Election Day

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder is not naive about possible voter suppression activities. But they are calling on voters to stand up to these methods -- with clarity and kindness.

Online Assistance Arrives to Combat Voting Hurdles, Glitches and Dirty Tricks

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Granger

Twitter users are encouraged to report any voting problems with the hashtag #votereport now through Election Day. Specific problems should be sent to @866ourvote along with #EP followed by the state in question, like #EPFL for Florida.

A Voting System That Keeps it Real

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Discourse on what's wrong with our voting system and how we fix it is as critical as the post-mortem horse race analysis we'll all pimp endlessly into 2009.