Latest Voting machine Stories

2013-05-11 23:03:09

VotRite LLC, electronic touchscreen voting systems have successfully completed the Queens Community College and Long Island University student elections. (PRWEB) May 11, 2013 “VotRite already has a strong presence in the voting community for various organized membership voting organizations," said VotRite´s Managing Partner Antonia Rollandi. “The user interface and the simplicity of our products offer our clients the expediency to enrich their voting experience.”...

2012-10-19 01:37:02

Thanks to better voting technology over the last decade, the country's election process has seen much improvement, according to a new report released today by researchers at Caltech and MIT. However, the report notes, despite this progress, some problems remain. Spurred by the debacle of hanging chads and other voting problems during the 2000 presidential election, the Voting Technology Project (VTP) was started by Caltech and MIT to bring together researchers from across disciplines to...

Electronic Voting Machines Are Unsafe From Hackers
2011-10-01 07:10:25

Computer scientists have demonstrated a way that hackers can use off-the-shelf hardware to tamper with electronic voting machines. The Diebold AccuVote TS electronic voting machine will be used to cast ballots for the 2012 presidential elections. A hacker could insert a small circuit board between the components connecting the touch screen of the device to its microprocessor. The $10.50 card then controls the information flowing into the machine's internal processor, which allows...

2011-03-11 00:00:27

On October 3, 2010, 135 million Brazilians would go to the polls to elect the successor of the enormously popular outgoing President Luiz "Lula" da Silva as well as Governors, Senators and both Federal and State legislators from a pool of 364,094 candidates. With a projected seven-percent growth rate in 2010, which is among the highest in the world, Brazil is widely viewed as an emerging world power. Brazil is a world leader in Bio-fuels, Alternative energy, and agricultural production and...

2010-11-01 10:24:29

By: Deb Rieselman, University of Cincinnati University of Cincinnati College of Business researcher uses simulation to make voting times equal for all voters and to ensure exorbitant waits "disenfranchise" no one. With a lifelong interest in politics, University of Cincinnati researcher Muer Yang spent the last two years developing a quantitative method for allocating voting machines that could significantly reduce the average wait time of voters. During the 2004 U.S. presidential elections,...

2010-10-28 00:00:44

Affordable asset management software tracks voting booths, equipment. Plano, TX (Vocus) October 27, 2010 Next week, citizens across the country will cast their votes. But how can they know that their ballots are secure? While elections officials from coast to coast wrestle with voting challenges, one small Texas county has mastered a method of protecting its ballots, thanks to some help from Wasp Barcode Technologies. Located in Central Texas, Hays County is home to more than 150,000...

2010-10-21 11:26:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Election officials across the nation are recruiting college students to increase the numbers and capabilities of the hundreds of thousands of citizens who make up the nation's stable of paid volunteer poll workers. According to data collected by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, states reported that 10.5 percent of poll workers serving during the 2008 presidential election were 25 years of age or younger. While comparable data is not...

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