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A few countries, like Estonia, have gone for internet-based voting in national elections in a big way, and many others (like Ireland and Canada) have experimented with it. For Americans, with a presidential election approaching later this year, it's a timely issue: already, some states have come to allow at least certain forms of voting by internet. Proponents say online elections have compelling upsides, chief among them ease of participation. People who might not otherwise vote — in particular military personnel stationed abroad, but many others besides — are more and more reached by internet access. Online voting offers a way to keep the electoral process open to them.
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Developers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency want to build information technology security that goes beyond simply recognizing complex passwords but rather gets in your head to confirm your identity before you get access or continue to have access to important information. Specifically, the agency's Active Authentication program looks to develop what DARPA calls "novel ways of validating the identity of the person at the console that focus on the unique aspects of the individual through the use of software-based biometrics." More security news: From Anonymous to Hackerazzi: The year in security mischief-making
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Feb. 2, 2012 — Hand counting of votes in postelection audit or recount procedures can result in error rates of up to 2 percent, according to a new study from Rice University and Clemson University. "These procedures are intended as a safeguard against computer and human error, but until recently, no research existed to tell whether these efforts helped or hurt the accuracy of the vote," said Michael Byrne, associate professor of psychology at Rice. "Post-Election Auditing: Effects of Election Procedure and Ballot Type on Manual Counting Accuracy, Efficiency and Auditor Satisfaction and Confidence," will appear in an upcoming issue of the Election Law Journal . In the study, participants simulated two types of group-counting procedures commonly found in U.S. elections. The first procedure, the "read-and-mark" method, utilizes four election officials who count the ballots sequentially as they are taken from the top of an unsorted stack of ballots.
Washington, D.C., has decided to go with open-source voting technology in a pilot project to, basically, speed up the process of getting back absentee, military and oversees ballots. The results on election night are always unofficial, as they need to be certified by elections commissioners. But even then, other votes need to be counted - and one need only to look at the 2000 Presidential election to know how much those extra ballots can mean for the outcome of a race. Problem is, it can take weeks for those ballots to be returned from a war zone.
November 03, 2003 Open-source voting You may have been following the “Diebold memo” scandal, but if you haven’t, here’s a quick recap:
In the aftermath of the Florida recount debacle of the 2000 presidential election, the U.S. Congress appropriated billions of dollars for state and local governments to buy electronic voting systems. But in the years since, a string of problematic elections has led much of the voting public to join early critics in concluding that available machines are buggy, easily subverted, and impossible to accurately audit. So perhaps it was only a matter of time before members of the open-source movement would enter the fray, with the claim that their kind of technology can guarantee free and democratic elections. Already, two bellwether states, California and New York, have taken notice. This spring, California’s state assembly considered a bill mandating that new voting systems be based on open-source software.
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-10380" title="hollywood-hill-panel-on-election-systems4" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2009/10/hollywood-hill-panel-on-election-systems4.jpg" alt="hollywood-hill-panel-on-election-systems4" width="640" height="220" /> LOS ANGELES — A group working to produce an open and transparent voting system to replace current proprietary systems has published its first batches of code for public review. The Open Source Digital Voting Foundation (OSDV) announced the availability of source code for its prototype election system Wednesday night at a panel discussion that included Mitch Kapor, creator of Lotus 1-2-3 and co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation; California Secretary of State Debra Bowen; Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan; and Heather Smith, director of Rock the Vote.