Electronic Voting - A Non-Partisan Issue
Is Hart InterCivic's eSlate a Better System?
ELECTRONIC VOTING
DANGERS of E-VOTING
--- Warnings
--- Democracy at Stake
--- Report from UK
"BLACK BOX VOTING"
--- Work of Bev Harris
------ Get Book Free!
VOTER-VERIFIED PAPER BALLOTS
--- Bev Harris's Sites
Or -- "Voter-Verifiable Paper Trail"
HELP FROM HR 2239
--- Republican Sponsors
--- Legal Support
--- Bev H. Comments
... INTERIM SOLUTION
WHY PRIVATIZE VOTING AT ALL?
WHY NOT RETURN to PAPER BALLOTS?
DIEBOLD WARS
------ Diebold Gives In!
------ Bev H.Comments
--- Diebold for Bush
NOT JUST DIEBOLD
IS eSLATE BETTER?
--- Potential Problems
NEW POSSIBILITY-- VOTING with "FROGS"

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Austin Chronicle  February 27, 2004

How Safe Is Your E-Vote?

Elections go digital, but experts fear a crash

By Lee Nichols

The complete article is currently (3/28/04) available on the Austin Chronicle website at--  http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2004-02-20/pols_feature.html [found through a Google search by article title on the same date]
 
Excerpt--

... Hart InterCivic morphed out of Hart Graphics, a printing company founded in 1912. ...

Hart's product is called the eSlate -- a small electronic tablet, of sorts, specialized for casting ballots in elections. In the summer of 2002, Travis Co. Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir purchased several hundred eSlates and gave them a successful trial run in the early voting period of the November 2002 elections. ...

Unlike Hart's major competitors, the eSlate does not use a touch screen. ...

Instead, eSlate uses a wheel-and-button system -- the voter turns a dial until the candidate of choice is highlighted, and then presses a button to select the candidate, never touching the screen. ...

Secondly, eSlate does not use "smart cards" ...

Perhaps most important, the eSlate system has no external connections -- no hookups to phone lines, the Internet, or an intranet. ...
 
[Read the original article for a discussion of the pros and cons of eSlate]

Lee Nichols is assistant news editor of the Austin Chronicle.


2004 Independent Media Institute. All rights reserved.
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=17984

 
 
 
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