[E-voting] Dills quotes on need for paper
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Wed May 4 22:07:52 IST 2005
Commission weighs reforms for nation's electoral system
The panel also is looking at a proposal to create a paper trail for
electronic voting machines by retrofitting them with ballot
printers. The electronic machines are generally considered more
accurate than the lever-operated leviathans, but the obvious
potential for fraud is cause for great concern.
They "are almost totally opaque," Stanford University computer
science professor David Dill told the commission at its first
hearing, on April 18. "Voters have no means to confirm that the
machines have recorded their votes properly."
Moreover, voters have "no assurance that their votes will not be
changed" on the machines, Dill testified.
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