Are paper ballots more secure?

Are paper ballots more secure?

Some experts think so, as electonic voting has little or no audit trail.

Critics of so-called direct recording electronic, or DRE, voting machines, most of which employ touch screens, are particularly concerned about the lack of a paper trail. Although the most widely used DRE machines can at day’s end print out at a record of ballots cast, detractors say this is insufficient.

“In the absence of any significant audit trails, you have no knowledge whatsoever as to what goes on inside the systems,” he said. “In the pandemonium to get rid of punch cards, it’s in effect created a worse problem.”

A reader emailed us about Vote Watch (also mentioned in the article), which has detailed posting on voting irregularities from the recent elections, It is not reassuring reading.

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