E-Voting, as It Takes Hold, Faces Big Risks

By Robert Hertzberg  |  Posted 2006-11-03 Print this article Print

With midterm elections looming, some researchers add a Department of Defense plan to their list of concerns.(Baselinemag.com)

With the Nov. 7 midterm elections nearing, computer experts are sounding an alarm about possible problems with the electronic systems that two in every five voters will be using.

And more recently, there has been criticism of the Defense Departments decision to let some overseas military personnel send in their votes via E-mail.
The Defense Departments program, called the Interim Voting Assistance System, was put together between June 15 and Sept. 1. That is a tight timeframe for a system of such complexity, said Barbara Simons, a former scientist at IBM Research who co-authored a paper criticizing the IVAS system late last month. Read the full story on Baselinemag.com: E-Voting, As it Takes Hold, Faces Big Risks Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, views and analysis of technologys impact on government and politics.

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