Tuesday, November 3, 2009

E-voting system lets voters verify their ballots are counted

E-voting system lets voters verify their ballots are counted:

A new electronic voting system being used today for the first time in a government election in the U.S. will allow voters and elections auditors in Takoma Park, Md. to go online and verify whether votes have been correctly recorded.

The voting system is called Scantegrity and was developed by independent cryptographer David Chaum, along with researchers from the University of Maryland-Baltimore, the George Washington University, MIT, the University of Ottawa and the University of Waterloo. It uses cryptographic techniques to let both voters and election auditors check whether votes have been cast and counted accurately.


1 comment:

  1. Hello Bernie!

    I just discovered your stuff! Great work! Check out my essays on Internet voting here on blogspot --http://internetvotingforall.blogspot.com/

    The first one deals with security issues and the unfortunate history of SERVE. The last one shows how Internet voting can be used to sideline the superrich in US elections. Internet voting can be used for more than convenience, accuracy, etc We can use it to Super Democratize our elections.

    Check it out and let me know what you think!

    William J. Kelleher, Ph.D.


    We need to get a national dialogue going about the GOOD of Internet voting!