Tuesday, September 05, 2006

New Report on Electronic Voting Machines

According to an Aug. 28, 2006 press release from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the Center has "released a report and policy proposals, concluding that two of the most commonly purchased electronic voting systems today are better at recording voter intentions than older systems like the punchcard system used in Florida in 2000. At the same time the report faulted one electronic voting system under consideration in New York and in use in parts of New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Kentucky and Tennessee that continues to unduly hamper voters’ ability to easily and accurately cast a ballot for their preferred candidate without undue burden, confusion and delay."

The 27-page report, titled "The Machinery of Democracy: Usability of Voting Systems," is available here in PDF format.

SOURCE: beSpacific

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