Voting System Failures: A Database Solution.

September 14, 2010

Recent, recurring voting machine breakdowns, as well as the failure to catch them and ensure that solutions are publicized widely, show the need for a national, searchable database to collect and disseminate information on system defects, a new Brennan Center study finds. Ten years after the Florida election mess of 2000 and eight years after the passage of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), the government has invested billions on new voting equipment; still voting machine malfunctions – and resulting lost votes -- persist every election cycle. “Bottom line: lost votes damage public confidence in the electoral system,” said Lawrence Norden, author Voting System Failures: A Database Solution, which offers a straightforward and important solution. The report can be found here:
http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/voting_system_failures_a_d...