Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:12 UTC
Editorial In the United States, state and local authorities are in charge of voting and the country uses more than a half dozen different voting technologies. As a result, the country can't guarantee that it accurately counts national votes in a timely fashion. This article discusses the problem and potential solutions to the U.S. voting dilemma.
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Fix is simple
by transami on Fri 9th Nov 2012 16:49 UTC
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Each person should have three forms with their vote on it. One is immediately tallied via state managed database and kept as a receipt. The other two are sent to *independent* counters. By having three independent tallies we can ensure the vote hasn't been tampered and recounts would never be required.

Also, instead of voter id, just use a fingerprint. With it a database can make sure you are on file as a registered voter. And a purple finger means you voted (recall Iraq elections anyone!?)

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