Decertifying the Vote

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a report recommending that the federal Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines for 2007 be revised to decertify touchscreen electronic voting machines, also called direct-recording electronic (DRE) machines. In a nutshell, the report argues that because DREs cannot be properly audited absent a voter-verifiable paper trail (VVPAT), they shouldn’t be certified for use in elections.

Read the report (pdf) or a summary (quoted above) from Ars Technica. On topic: Ohio county may junk e-voting machines. Track previous eVoting news from WNM.

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