EFF's DeepLinks blog has been given over to warnings and advice about electronic voting systems while the election runs, in a special segment called, "I VOTED?" Here are three from last night:
- Election observers with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Verified Voting Foundation (VVF) reported today that the problem, which some voting officials initially attributed to fluke "voter error," is evidently widespread and may even be relatively common with touch-screen machines. Incorrectly recorded votes make up roughly 20 percent of the e-voting problems reported through the Election Incident Reporting System...
- According to the Local 6 news station in Florida, about 13,000 ballots were put in jeopardy today because of a bad memory card in an optical-scan voting machine. When the error was discovered, representatives from both parties were notified and the ballots were removed from the site and placed in a vault. Now, it's up to the canvassing board to decide how to recount the ballots.
- Tips for voting, "Make sure you've cast your ballot! The last step is to touch a box on the touch-screen to cast your vote. Some voters have forgotten to do this. Depending on local
procedures and how well they are followed, poll workers may
finish casting your vote for you, or they may cancel your vote.
If you make sure to finish the voting process, you can make sure
your vote will be stored and counted."
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