Contact Our elections are under attack. Intelligence officials concur that Russia plans to target the midterm elections. We hope that concerned citizens will use this handout as a tool to persuade decision-makers of the urgent need for paper ballots, robust post-election audits, and other security measures. All voting machines are at risk of internet hacking, even if they are not directly connected to it.
Computerizing elections can only result in: Speed Computerization will mean we no longer have to count the votes manually and one by one.
We will know who won within a day or two, instead of waiting a week or more. As of this writing, Pampanga has announced that it will probably have a new governor by Friday, four days after the vote. The rest of the country will probably wait longer.
In the most progressive countries from where we often copy our fashion and cultural trendstheir computerized systems allow them to know who won within a day or two. In the United States, the longest count in recent history was inwhen George W. Bush and Al Gore had a very tight presidential race and votes had to be recounted.
Even their recount took only a few days to do. Other election-related processes will be accomplished with less complications as well. Digital ballots will be easier to correct, should corrections be needed. Cost Savings Digital ballots will bring savings on money, time, and effort. We will use less paper and even help save trees in the process.
Our newly elected officials can go to work earlier. And our losing candidates can also file their disputes earlier. Less Errors Previous elections, including this recent one, are constant proof that human counting is inefficient.
It is slow and prone to errors.
Even our most persistent math teachers are not built for the repetitive and tedious task of ballot counting. Witness the way we count the vote: Teacher Alpha picks out one ballot from the box. She announces a name to Teacher Beta, who scans the board for the right name and ticks off one vote for that candidate.
The results are also echoed on paper by another teacher. Then all the scores are counted manually and aggregated on a form the electoral return that is submitted to a central location.
More often than not, this process can take up until late night to complete. Many things can go wrong during this tedious, manual process. Fatigue and distraction can cause ballot counters to make mistakes. Worse, a malicious person could intentionally announce the wrong name or award a vote to a different person.
The election return — a document that is less open to scrutiny — can be intercepted and altered. Or as has happened lately, ballot boxes can be stolen or the precinct itself burned to the ground. In Pampanga where ex-priest Eddie Panlilio is currently leading, the slow count gives more opportunity for malicious elements to disrupt the vote.Records Damage and Healing for Graph Based Display.
The Post reviewed computerized records of million votes in eight of Florida's largest counties to examine the pattern of the so-called overvotes, those ballots on which computer scanners or.
recount if any errors occur. Over the past decade, many states have replaced direct-recording targeted election agencies and infrastructure around the world, as well as local election authorities those ballots using a computerized scanner.
These scanners, like any computers and the software. WORLD. Quake help not fast enough, says Indian PM the multiple voting or so-called overvoting is something that is unique to the computerized voting systems.
The recount is completely. Given that presidential elections, at least, involve the question of control of trillions of federal dollars, the world's sole military superpower, and the world's richest country -- the United.
The election probably wasn't hacked. But Clinton should request recounts just in case. But he argues that a recount is the best way to make sure. So in a world of computerized voting.