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House Republicans Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked | The Nation


In a little-noticed 6-3 vote today, the House Administration Committee voted along party lines to eliminate the Election Assistance Commission, which helps states run elections and is the only federal agency charged with making sure voting machines can’t be hacked. The EAC was created after the disastrous 2000 election in Florida as part of the Help America Vote Act to rectify problems like butterfly ballots and hanging chads.

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Anonymous Voting

I just read a summary of a story on ATC titled Karzai Rivals Dispute Afghan Election. Here's a thought on anonymous voting.

The question is: how do you ensure integrity of an election while permitting anonymity? This may seem like a simple question, but after thinking about how to hold an election over a computer network, i see it's not trivial.

At first you may think to register each voter, and check off their name as they vote. Besides being identified, it's hard to do this for an entire country that doesn't yet have a registry.

Their solution is to stamp the person as he or she votes. Supposedly the stamp will last for days. This will allow anonymous voting. It will also limit a person to voting at most once.