Saturday, April 30, 2005

Florida to trust e-voting without paper trail

As a Florida resident, this kind of thing doesn't surprise me anymore, but apparently the Florida House has passed a bill to improve voting hours, make it easier to get to the polls, keep the electronic voting machines that have been in use down here for a few years, but says nothing about having an actual hard-copy of the recorded votes from each machine. With no paper trail, the Florida system is entirely dependent upon the e-voting machines to tally votes on everything from local to national elections.

Here's a quote from one article over at

"Voters have complained about one thing overall, a paper trail," Rep. Ken Gottlieb, D-Hollywood, said. "This bill doesn't have it. We need a paper trail. We need a bunch of things to make elections better."

I couldn't agree more.

Tags: Electronic voting, e-voting, voting machines, kiosks, voting kiosks, florida

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