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Pennsylvania e-voting machine casts wrong ballot. Oops

An electronic voting machine was briefly taken offline today when it mistook a vote for Barack Obama as one for Mitt Romney. Republicans say they have reports of the opposite happening too.

By November 6, 2012


E-voting machines vulnerable to remote vote changing

Researchers say they suspect Diebold machines aren't the only ones susceptible to simple man-in-the-middle attacks.

By September 28, 2011


Following e-voting glitches

Keep track of voting-equipment problems that arise during Election Day, from paper jams to scanner malfunctions to potentially misrecorded votes.

By November 4, 2008


CNET News Daily Podcast: Why e-voting's still a mess

In 2002, President Bush signed legislation to avoid a repeat of the "hanging chad" fiasco of the 2000 elections. But as the U.S. heads to the polls, worries about e-voting still linger.

By November 3, 2008


E-voting worries linger as Election Day nears

A 2002 federal law encouraged states to buy touch-screen voting machines. Millions of dollars later, some states are ditching the devices in favor of old-fashioned paper ballots and optical scanning.

By November 3, 2008


Daily Debrief: Sigh, e-voting still stinks

As Election Day approaches, many voters across the country are still skeptical about the accuracy and efficiency of electronic voting. On this Daily Debrief, CNET chief political correspondent Declan McCullagh tells Kara Tsuboi why he prefers voting by paper and pencil, when e-voting technology will be up to snuff, and how Congress really messed this one up.

By November 3, 2008


Senators: No need for paper e-voting trails, 'electronic' ones are OK

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.

By May 23, 2008


Evidence presented in New Jersey e-voting discrepancies

Printed voting audits may help to detect fraud--unless the vendor offers a good excuse.

By April 29, 2008


Shamos: Why e-voting paper trails are a bad idea

Michael Shamos, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon, says concerns over voter-verifiable paper trails are overblown and electronic systems are safer than paper ones.

By April 21, 2008


Expert says flawed e-voting systems need constant audits

Panelist at RSA 2008 says election officials are stuck with flawed electronic voting systems and the only solution is to require audits after every election.

By April 10, 2008