Our letter was featured this week in an Electionline story, including comments from several signatories. A second letter was also sent this week by even more election technology experts. Doug Chapin's blog post today provides a good summary and concludes that:
"The two letters in combination suggest the following agenda for election policymakers:
- an emphasis on verifiable voting systems, namely paper-based optical scan ballots;
- a focus on auditability of voting systems; and
- a deep-seated opposition to Internet voting.
"I'd expect these talking points to feature prominently in the upcoming reform debate. It will be interesting to see if this community is as successful in affecting policy as it was during the voting technology debates of 2004-2006. If so, you can expect the end result of the process to strongly resemble the content of these two letters."A few excerpts from the Electionline story are also below:
On Election Day, at one precinct in Washington, D.C. the line to check-in snaked around the block in the early morning chill. Once voters made it inside to the check-in table, poll workers struggled through the paper poll books to find names.
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