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Effective audit policy for voter-verified paper ballots in New Jersey Andrew W. Appel
 

Summary: Effective audit policy for voter-verified paper ballots in New Jersey
Andrew W. Appel
Center for Information Technology Policy & Department of Computer Science
Princeton University
March 9, 2007
Abstract
Scientists and politicians are reaching consensus that
elections must be countable independently of the need
to trust any particular computer software, whether that
software is in a Direct Recording Electronic (DRE)
voting machine or in an optical scanner. Public
trust in elections requires a Voter-Verified Paper Ballot
(VVPB), either a voter-viewable printout from a DRE
machine or (even better) an optical-scan form filled out
by hand and counted by machine. In either case, the
paper ballot can be recounted later, providing a way to
audit the operation of the software. In 2005 the New
Jersey legislature enacted a law requiring VVPBs by no
later than January 1, 2008.
Producing the VVPBs is not enough; to do any good

  

Source: Appel, Andrew W. - Department of Computer Science, Princeton University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences