- David Chaum's cryptographic receipt system
- Diebold says it won't sue (again) -- also, a link to a NY Times editorial on Diebold.
- No Confidence Vote: Why the Current Touch Screen Voting Fiasco Was Pretty Much Inevitable; Robert Cringely.
- Follow the Money: Why the Best Voting Technology May Be No Technology at All; Robert Cringely. (Follow-up article).
- Nevada chooses not to buy Diebold voting machines (and to require paper receipts!).
- Diebold Memo recommends charging Maryland "out the yin-yang" if Maryland wants paper receipts (see also the original memo referred to).
- Experts Critique SERVE Internet Voting System
- "Last fall, a group of civic-minded students at Swarthmore College received a sobering lesson in the future of political protest..."
- The Raba Report on Diebold AccuVote systems. Also, Ed Felten's commentary, and the NY Times article.
- Why I Love Diebold; Ed Felten. "The story recounts Diebold's response, in California, to the recent Raba report, which demonstrated that Diebold e-voting systems were prone to several serious security attacks."
- Will The Election Be Hacked?; Why-War.
- Voting Machine Showdown; Why-War.
- Update in OPG, Pavlosky & Smith vs. Diebold; also a link to a Salon article.
- Arlington Town Clerk's Annual Report; this is where I live (and vote). "The Town has twenty-one AccuVote machines, one for each precinct, and a main counting system located in the Town Clerk's Office. This system consists of paper ballots to be marked by the voters and inserted into the AccuVote machines, which automatically tally the votes appearing on the paper ballots. When the polls close, the precinct totals are immediately printed at the precinct, posted, announced, and then transferred to the Town Clerk's Office on a memory card, where the precinct totals are accumulated by entering the memory cards into the main counting system. Finally, the complete official town results are printed and announced."
- Arlington Election Reports; of particular note is the Nov 5, 2002 certified results, which, by looking at the "blank votes", give an idea of error rates by precinct. The top race here presumably is governor.
- California Lawsuit Against Diebold; Ed Felton. "A group of Californians has filed a lawsuit in state court against voting machine vendor Diebold, in advance of the March 2 primary election. ..."
- California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley attempts to secure his system. See also the primary source, his Feb 5 directive (also in plain-text format).
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