+ Slide 39
Move toward voter verified ballot recording
The voter must be able to inspect his or her ballot, as recorded by the voting system and as it will be or has been counted.
- We know how to do this with paper!
- It might be possible with electronics!
Two models of voter verified paper audit trails
The frog model:
The voting machine issues a machine readable paper
ballot; if the voter agrees with it, the voter
drops it in a ballot-tabulator (the ballot box).
-- Populex, Vogue make these now!
The Mercuri model:
The voting machine displays the paper ballot behind
glass; if the voter agrees, it falls into the ballot
glass; box, if not, it is invalidated and retained.
-- Avante makes these now!
With either model,
we culd still conduct a trustworthy election even if "Satan himself designed the voting machines."
David Dill, Apr 23, 2003