CRYPTO-GRAM, November 15, 2006
Voting Technology and Security
by Bruce Schneier
Founder and CTO
Counterpane Internet Security, Inc.
Electronic voting machines represent a grave threat to fair and accurate elections, a threat that every American — Republican, Democrat or independent — should be concerned about. Because they’re computer-based, the deliberate or accidental actions of a few can swing an entire election. The solution: Paper ballots, which can be verified by voters and recounted if necessary.
You have to admire how he guts to the bottom line. It’s a real problem (i.e., FL citation). It’s easy to fix (i.e., A machine is NOT a vote counting device. It IS a vote preparation tool.) and here’s how. It’s critical to address the problem (i.e., confidence in the fairness).