Asking the Right Questions about Electronic Voting by Richard Celeste, Dick Thornburgh and Herbert Lin (Editors)

By Richard Celeste, Dick Thornburgh and Herbert Lin (Editors)

Many election officers glance to digital vote casting platforms as a way for bettering their skill to extra successfully behavior and administer elections. while, many details technologists and activists have raised vital issues in regards to the protection of such platforms. coverage makers are stuck in the middle of an issue with either political and technological overtones. the general public debate approximately digital vote casting is characterised via loads of emotion and rhetoric. "Asking the precise questions on digital balloting" describes the $64000 questions and matters that election officers, coverage makers, and expert voters should still ask concerning the use of desktops and knowledge know-how within the electoral approach - focusing the controversy on technical and coverage concerns that desire resolving. The file reveals that whereas digital balloting structures have superior, federal and kingdom governments haven't made the dedication worthy for e-voting to be accepted in destiny elections. extra investment, learn, and public schooling are required if e-voting is to turn into practicable.

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This approach allows the “last vote cast” to be the one that counts, though it may well entail a greater likelihood of error. , the town hall). Absentee voting in particular is a cumbersome process for election officials because of the requirement that only registered voters should obtain absentee ballots, and it is time-consuming because returned ballots must be authenticated manually. The fact that the mail system is the usual vehicle for transporting ballots and requests for ballots adds another delay to the process.

The first step in tabulation is sealing the voting machines (or the logical equivalent thereof) to prevent any more votes from being cast after the polls close. Then, totals for the polling location are ascertained and produced for the individual precincts if the polling location supports more than one precinct. The process used varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and depends on the particulars of the voting technologies involved. The votes from each precinct may be counted at the precinct or in a central location.

The first component is the basic framework for elections contained in the Constitution of the United States, which gives responsibility for elections primarily to the states. The second component is the result of three pieces of legislation—the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act of 1986 (UOCAVA), and the National Voter Registration Act of 1994 (NVRA)—which collectively set additional parameters on the federal oversight of election administration. The third component is the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA).

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