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This article is written in an informative and clear manner. It appears to be neutal in its position on the subject and argues both sides fairl. It has many facts and links to other sites that have more facts and positions. This is a great site to get a start on to get a fair amount of basic subject data for the topic at hand.


I think that this source is very helpful. Unlike many other sources, it provides the arguments against new technologies used for voting. I think is very helpful to understand why there are concerns about electronic voting as well as arguments for it. Not only does it provide the corcerns but also an intance when it was used and concerns raised from that. It makes it evident that we need a unifrom voting standard in order for electronic voting machines to truly be effective. I think that this is a very valuable resource for either side of the argument.


I have one major issue with this article: who wrote it? The only remote clue I can find is the two lines at the bottom of the page which read "Prepared by the staff of the IGS Library." Despite the fact that we are dealing with an anonymous author(s), this article provides support for both sides of its subject matter. It tells us that the electronic voting machines not only make voting more convenient, but also more user-friendly. The downside is the possibility that these systems may be hacked and there is no papertrail to confirm the accuracy of the ballots. I'm sure that the IGS library of the University of California is a very respectable institution, but it seems that this article would be more legitimate if it gave the names of those who wrote or prepared it.

This looks to be a very helpful sight for writing on the specific problems in the system today. Certain flaws are pointed out like the flaw of a computer malfunction. Also it was pointed out that a voter could easily replicate and alter the smartcard used to program a particular Diebold touch-screen machine to "cast multiple ballots without leaving any trace. This is a good sight to look at.

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