Electronic Voting Delivers Accuracy: Opposing View By Brian Kemp

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In the editorial “Electronic Voting Delivers Accuracy: Opposing View” by Brian Kemp, the author takes a stance agreeing with the idea that electronic voting systems are far more accurate than the old-school paper ballots. The editorial focuses on how a paper trail of voting is not necessary in today’s day and age. Paper audits can be positively influential, but they are not a requirement for correct representation anymore. Many people think that the system of voting on paper is the safer route, but they do not consider the fact that paper ballots can be forged and changed very easily. Electronic voting centers do not use the internet therefore they are difficult to hack into. Being able to grasp and see an actual paper ballot in one’s hand does not mean that it is verifiable, nor is it the perfect route. In agreement with Kemp, electronic voting centers have a great deal of accuracy when it comes to voting because electronic ballots are calculated as they are entered into the system, the voting system is harder to manipulate than ordinary paper audits, and electronic voting systems last longer than paper voting sheets (Kemp). …show more content…
One type of voting system is known as a DRE. Formally known as a Direct-recording Electronic voting system. With this type of system, ballot information is stored and exchanged to the proper people by means of a memory cartridge, diskette or smart-card (DRE). The second type of voting center is called a Public Network DRE. This system is not as trustworthy as the normal DRE. This is because data is being transferred over networks rather than stored. Additional requirements have to be met for these systems in order to make sure the veracity of the system is the same, so no fraud is able to occur throughout the voting process (S.A.I.D.,Inc.). This type of system is more accurate and practical than old-school paper

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