Check and double-check your ballots, e-voters!

By Katharine Mieszkowski
Published November 2, 2004 12:32AM (UTC)
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Early voters in New Mexico and Texas have already reported serious problems with electronic voting machines.

Michael Cadigan, president of the Albuquerque City Council, told the Albuquerque Journal, that when he voted at City Hall: "I cast my vote for president. I voted for Kerry and a check mark for Bush appeared."

Many computer scientists have been very vocal about the potential pitfalls of electronic voting. A group of e-voting experts including Barbara Simons, perhaps the medium's biggest critic, has started a blog to interpret what potential problems might mean as the vote -- and mis-votes -- keep coming in.

Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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