Cracker by Damian Christie

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  • Stephen Judd,

    The other aspect to the ATM comparison is that some unreliability can be an acceptable cost of doing business, and can be managed contractually with the suppliers, or insured against, or simply written off. A vote count cannot be treated that way.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Voting, on the other hand, is purely a cost. There's no money to be made from having voting systems, so operators will naturally be attracted to the cheapest possible option. That accurate voting has a value all of its own doesn't attract the accountants

    There are unfortunate parallels with parts of our health and disability sectors, where the main driver is cheapness because many things that count don't have dollars attached to them. It's only one factor in publicised complaints, but it saddens me that it exists at all.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19705 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Report: ES&S Voting Machines Can Be Maliciously Calibrated to Favor Specific Candidates

    Blaze said the calibration function on the ES&S machine isn't password-protected, making it easy for a poll worker -- or even a voter -- to access the calibration menu in the middle of an election using a PEB device (Personalized Electronic Ballot), which election officials insert in a port on the face of the machine. A PEB might be stolen or purchased online, or an intruder can simulate a PEB by using a Palm Pilot or other handheld device with an infrared port.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Madeleine,

    How much did you lose?

    Auckland • Since Oct 2008 • 8 posts Report Reply

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