E-voting systems face security questions

Monday, 9 February 2004, 8:48 PM EST

Are electronic-voting systems secure? A number of recent studies have raised questions about the security and reliability of electronic-voting machines that a growing number of cities, counties, and states are deploying. Vendors defend the security of their systems and say the criticisms are overblown.

More than one-third of local election districts are using, or planning to use, electronic-voting systems during this election year. These deployments are supported by the Help America Vote Act, which Congress passed in 2002 to prevent a repeat of the voting problems that plagued Florida during the 2000 presidential election. The law, which requires modernization of voting systems, included $3.6 billion to help local jurisdictions move from paper-based punch-card systems to electronic or optical systems.

By George V. Hulme at Information Week

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