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How Stuff Works: E-voting http://computer.howstuffworks.com/e-voting.htm Diebold Election Systems http://www.diebold.com/dieboldes/default.htm Wired News: Machine Politics http://www.wired.com/news/evote/ Electronic Voting in Ireland http://evoting.cs.may.ie/ Australian Capitol Territory (ACT) Electoral Commission http://www.elections.act.gov.au/Elecvote.html Analysis of an Electronic Voting System http://avirubin.com/vote.pdf EFF: Legal Archive http://www.eff.org/Activism/E-voting/ First Society in Computing http://www.acm.org/usacm/Issues/EVoting.htm The first website from How Stuff Works (1) gives an overview of e-voting systems. Diebold, one of the foremost providers of e-voting systems, posts this website (2)on its system, which also includes an online demonstration. The third website (3)archives articles from Wired that relate to e-voting, providing an overview of some of the key issues raised as scientists, the government and the public debate the decision to use e-voting. Of course, the U.S. is not the only country making this transition. For example, this fourth website (4) tracks current developments in e-voting in Ireland. In addition, the Australian government posts this website (5) with information on that country's e-voting system and even posts the open source code for the software. This recent article (6) by IEEE computer scientists reviews the technological difficulties involved in secure e-voting systems. Meanwhile, EFF (7) archives legal cases on e-voting from over the years on its website along with related materials. Finally, the First Society in Computing (8) reviews its activities and desire to "ensure the integrity and reliability of our nation's election process" on this last website.
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Given the accomplishments of computer technology, it may seem strange that the U.S. has not migrated to e-voting systems, which are used in other countries. This issue of Topic in Depth reviews some of the e-voting systems currently in use and explores some of the political, legal, and scientific issues surrounding this transition.
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September 24th, 2004
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September 23rd, 2004 at 12:42pm
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October 5th, 2004 at 2:45pm
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