California To Require E-Voting Paper Trail
from the phew dept
Good news coming out of California today, as they've done the sensible thing and will require all electronic voting machines to include an auditable paper trail to make sure that the votes are accurate. Due to the size of California, it will require that the voting machine makers build such machines - and other states are sure to follow once they know paper-trail machines are available. Meanwhile, the article includes a number of quotes from critics who are against the idea saying that it adds cost and delays the voting process. Some complain that it takes away the benefit of electronic voting machines. That, of course, is ridiculous. Democracy isn't about being cheap or convenient. It's about letting everyone have a vote and having that vote counted accurately.