Nevada E-Voting With Paper Backup Primary Gets Good Results

from the good-sign dept

Back in May we noted that election officials who didn’t want to use e-voting machines with a paper trail were hoping Nevada’s use of the machines would fail. Nevada was the first state to require that e-voting machines have a paper trail, and yesterday the primary in Nevada used those machines and very few problems were reported. There were, as always, some technical problems here or there, but unlike the other e-voting machines, at least people could check to see if their vote was actually recorded. Looks like those election officials hoping the Nevada experiment would fail should start shopping for new e-voting machines. If they’re in California, they might want to avoid Diebold, which doesn’t have the greatest reputation in the state these days.

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