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Computer scientists have advocated paper trails as a check on malice or programming errors, but a Senate bill instead will provide the option of a second "electronic" record as well.
E-voting is not secure now and will never be in the foreseeable future, says guest blogger and security specialist Rebecca Mercuri.
Keep track of voting-equipment problems that arise during Election Day, from paper jams to scanner malfunctions to potentially misrecorded votes.
Brian Chess and Jacob West of Fortify talk about electronic voting with CNET's Robert Vamosi.
Secretary of State tells attendees at Usenix security conference that optical scanning of paper ballots combined with hand tallies is more accurate and secure than an e-voting system that uses paper trails.
Researcher who found vulnerabilities in California's e-voting systems looks ahead to better auditing.
But computer scientists argue government tests were too limited to rule out technological glitches during contested '06 congressional race. Paper trails, they say, are the best answer.