Paper Ballot E-Voting Machines Fails During Test

from the but-in-a-good-way dept

While at first glance it might look bad that one of the first new e-voting machines from Sequoia that actually has a paper ballot backup system failed during a demo test, it actually does a wonderful job proving the point most people fighting against current e-voting machines have been trying to prove. The system failed to mark the paper ballot on votes recorded in Spanish, which may seem embarrassing during the test. However, by not marking the paper ballot, it was immediately clear that there was a glitch in the system which could then be fixed. With traditional electronic voting machines that had no paper ballot backup, no one would know whether or not their vote was counted at all.

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