Electronic Voting - The need for the highest levels of security
As we approach our national election, our area will be moving from the lever based voting machines to PC based touch screen voting. Technology can be beneficial a I hope security has been thought out properly. For example, every election PC should be standalone and not connected to the Internet or any network. It will need transactional shadowing to backup each vote in case of a technical malfunction. In other words, electronic voting issues needs Fort Knox security, 100% reliability, and best audit practices (e.g., separation of duties, autonomy levels, tight balancing controls, etc). I'm hoping the process will go well and with good accuracy this year.