Category Archives: Voting

Voter rooters

California’s presidential primary is only seven months away, and a concerted effort is underway to make sure the system is airtight. Among the testers is Noel Runyon, a blind voter who sued Santa Clara over accessibility after he encountered problems … Continue reading

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Vote gloat?

So it turns out that voting machine security is so bad in California, the mainstream touch-screen units might be dumped in favor of…machines originally set up primarily to guarantee accessibility. And oh yes, there’s sudden notice being taken of non-compliance … Continue reading

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Lei off

Starting later this month, Honolulu residents will have the option of voting via the Internet. Unfortunately, the first step of the voting process requires users to “Choose a word that describes the four images above” for CAPTCHA-type authentication. Automatic barrier … Continue reading

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Vote note gets our goat

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a letter last week outlining “the initial results of activities…relating to the evaluation of [voting machine] testing laboratories under…the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).” Not a single mention of any testing … Continue reading

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Vote of confidence?

A post-election analysis of making the Internet the sole means of voting that covers everything except, of course, accessibility. On the one hand, Internet voting will allow individuals to use their own assistive technology on their own computers. On the … Continue reading

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Silent Secretaries of State

A new website, created by all the US secretaries of state, is supposed to be a step-by-step guide to voting. I guess they mean that “step-by-step” part literally; absolutely no mention of accessibility. canivote.org

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