Bill proposes e-voting paper trail

” Voting machines must include a verifiable paper trail and audit capability in time for the 2006 elections, according to a bill introduced this week in Congress.

[...] Called the Voting Integrity and Verification Act, the bill says states must allow the “voter to review an individual paper version of the voter’s ballot before the voter’s ballot is cast and counted.” The paper ballot, typically viewed under glass, would become a “permanent paper record” that must be preserved in case of a recount.

[...] Computer scientists such as those represented by the Association for Computing Machinery have flagged potential security problems and have called for electronic voting machines to produce a “physical record.” The Information Technology Association of America has opposed mandatory paper trails [...]”

SOURCE: CNET News.com

Note: View ACM’s statement on e-voting from 2004 here.

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