Something's rotten in the state of Denmark

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Let's take apart the machine, see how it works

An old friend of RD, a graduate student in computer science at the University of Washington, writes:

Have you heard of any e-voting machines that researchers can get their
hands on?

The inner workings might be complicated, but the configuration
I'm guessing is not outside the grasp of some dedicated grad students.

They could at least examine some well-known problem scenarios and see
what happens. This seems critical to me, and I haven't heard of it taking

Perhaps some enlightened communities could be convinced to lend their
machines to universities for investigation.

Of course, I imagine the manufacturer will not be cooperative.