No electronic voting for us it looks like

Looks like another blow for E-Voting, Engadget reports that our Secretary of State has decertified 3 out of 4 machines.

points of failure? Accuracy and security… uh, what else is there in an E-Voting machine? If it’s not one let alone both secure and accurate, what would be the point? I can just see a pop up for v1agra popping up in the middle of my voting session.

I’m a fan of E-Voting so I’m hopeful that this type of reception, helps the machine makers go back to the drawing board and release a quality product. This isn’t just a Microsoft OS after all, we expect that type of security holes from Windows, these things need to be as bulletproof as possible. Maybe they should contract Apple to build them :) iVote…

Having just moved to Denver, and having to re-register, or change my registration or whatever, I hope we have e-voting soon. Does Denver do absentee? Douglas county does and that’s mighty convenient.

2 Comments so far

  1. Joe Helfrich (unregistered) on December 20th, 2007 @ 11:33 am

    Most manufacturer’s electronic voting machines are in fact based on Windows 2000 or XP. The entire security of the individual machines is generally based around no one having access to the key, despite the fact that at least one machine type featured a lock that is found on many hotel room mini-bars–and has a key that’s easily ordered from the manufacturer.

    When you register in Denver (and I know at least that the deadline to change party affiliation and participate in February’s caucus has passed; I’m not sure if updating your registration but not your affiliation will allow you to caucus) you may request to have a paper ballot mailed to you automatically for each election at no cost. I would personally recommend hand delivering the ballot to the County Clerk’s office after completing it, to be certain that is delivered on time and not tampered with.

    As a software quality assurance professional, I heartily recommend against using any electronic voting machine that does not produce an accessible, traceable, voter-verifiable ballot such as an optical scan machine.

  2. John w (unregistered) on December 20th, 2007 @ 3:00 pm


    LOL THAT Explains so much! :D

    Thanks for the intel on registering. Looking it up now.

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