Making Touch Screen votes count

September 11, 2006

newspaperThe Battle of Touch Screen voting continues over creating a paper trail for voters. It’s a fight between those who believe a paper trail is a safety net that offers assurances of outcome and a deterrent to hackers and election officials who see the paper trail is an expensive, retrofitted security blanket that’s not worth the expense.
Pro-paper trailers want to have a referendum in Sarasota County so the voters can decide if they want to pay for a paper trail feature to be added to the new voting machines.

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  • Shelia September 11, 2006 at 2:51 pm

    Why would anyone NOT want a paper trail? Unless they planned to manipulate the vote totals. Can you imagine going to an ATM to withdraw money from your account and not getting a receipt? Well your vote is just as important. We should treat it that way.