Friday, March 13, 2009

Election integrity with electronic voting machines - The Denver Post, Opinion

Election integrity with electronic voting machines - The Denver Post:

"It is unfortunate that the commission relied on the testimony of a vocal minority that opposes the use of electronic voting equipment rather than considering the testimony of county clerks who have worked with the equipment and can verify the accuracy and reliability of it."

Prior to the 2008 election, county clerks across the state advocated for electronic voting equipment and helped defeat a bill that called for all-paper ballot elections.

In my view, the commission relied on flawed evidence to support its opinion. The reviews of electronic voting systems conducted by California, Ohio and Colorado neglected to include current election administration procedures that mitigate perceived threats.

In each of these states, the effort was solely focused on an assessment of the electronic voting within a "laboratory setting." That is not realistic."

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