Paper Ballots Can Resist Election Hacking

I was pleased to find that the voting procedure in my precinct employs a paper ballot whose marks (made by me) are scanned by an optical scanner (which presumably electronically increments the total count for each of my choices).

The advantage is that each voter leaves a paper record which may be audited if required. It’s much harder to tamper with a paper ballot than it is to change a few bytes of data.

Voting machine problems, from 2009: Major flaws revealed in Diebold’s voting software

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© Russ Bellew · Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA · phone 954 873-4695


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