+ Slide 29

Part of a talk delivered to the ITU Workshop on ... issues in E-Government, June 6, 2003, Geneva
by Douglas W. Jones
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Department of Computer Science


What We Need in the United States


An open-source voting system

Open standards for ballot formatting and transmission

Discussion of best practices in election administration


We do not need a single standard voting system

    Unless it is perfect, a monopoly is dangerous
        Diversity of systems is a defense against attack

    States, counties and individual elections differ!
        Sparsely populated versus urban
        Major elections versus minor elections