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Successful voting systems must be accurate, usable, accessible and secure

“Improving Voting Systems’ User-Friendliness, Reliability and Security” will appear in Behavioral Science and Policy and summarizes voting systems in the United States used throughout the past decade and outlines lessons about how to improve them. In the paper, author Mike Byrne, a professor of psychology and computer science at Rice, summarizes previous voting research that supports his […]

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The AEC is building an app for enrolment, polling info

The Australian Electoral Commission is hoping that when it next comes time to vote, citizens will have no difficulty finding a polling station or working out exactly how long they will be waiting. The agency is preparing to develop two mobile applications – one for public usage and the other for its election workforce – to […]

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Poll panel’s plan to use VVPATs in 2019 elections on track

NEW DELHI: EC’s bid to conduct the 2019 general elections using an entirely new set of electronic voting machines with Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) is running four weeks behind schedule. While the general elections are scheduled to be held in May 2019, the 16-lakh VVPAT machines to be used in the polls were […]

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Venezuela: A rigged election uncovered thanks to electronic voting

It’s not often that you hear applause for e-voting for strengthening the trust and security in elections, but in Venezuela this week we have seen precisely that. In what is widely regarded as a controversial set of elections to vote in a new legislative body called the National Constituent Assembly which has the power to […]

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These hackers reveal how easy it is to hack US voting machines

In a muggy little room in the far corner of Caesar’s Palace, wide-eyed and almost audibly buzzing is Carsten Schurmann. The German-born hacker has just broken into a U.S. voting machine with his Apple Mac in a matter of minutes. He can turn it on and off, he can read all the information stored within […]

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US election: Where you can ‘write in’ a name on ballot

Imagine an election when you could vote for anyone you wanted. In parts of America, you can – simply by writing a name on the ballot paper. But if millions of disillusioned people voted for someone like Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence, could he actually become president? (BBC News) Read more here    

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