Re: FAQ # 8

From: Rick Gideon <rick_at_openvoting_dot_org>
Date: Tue Dec 09 2003 - 13:42:57 CST

On Tue, 9 Dec 2003, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:

> "What is a DRE?"

Direct Recording Electronic, or more simply electronic voting machines
which tabulate your vote electronically. DRE machines are part of a
mandate by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) to provide federal
funds for the replacement of traditional punch card voting machines.

A lot of controversy has been raised about the trustworthyness of DREs after
many independant sources have found them to be vulnerable to a wide range of
problems ranging from security problems to lack of auditability to the lack
of a voter verifiable paper ballot.

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