9 May 2003
Making chad out of nothing at all
The touch-screen voting machine is coolly high-tech, but it invites suspicion how do you double-check a bunch of electrons?
Election Systems & Software is beta-testing a touch-screen machine that produces a paper ballot for each vote; they hope to have the device ready to ship this summer.
Well, okay. I still like Oklahoma's paper-ballot/electronic-reader system, which strikes me as both pretty efficient and highly verifiable, but I'd like to see this new contraption up close.