Re: Write-up on Indian EVMs

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Sat May 15 2004 - 13:32:35 CDT

Hello David:

    That link doesn't seem to work.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Mertz" <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 10:55 AM
Subject: [voting-project] Write-up on Indian EVMs

> Slashdot posted today a link to this article contrasting India's EVMs
> with Diebold machines.
>
>
> http://techaos.blogspot.com/2004/05/indian-evm-compared-with-
> diebold.html
>
> I find this to be a well written article, especially for non-Indians
> who want to understand India's country-wide voting stations. The other
> likes India's EVMs, with some justification, I think, despite the
> absence of paper ballot.
>
> However, it will be clear to OVC members that India's EVMs are not
> really applicable to a US context. While the idea promoted of "make it
> as simple as possible" is a good one (violated by Diebold in many
> ways), the author seems to forget the "but no simpler" corollary.
>
> In fairness, in an Indian context, the idea of having elections with
> dozens of different races, each with a dozen candidates, plus a bunch
> of initiatives, might seem strange. The requirements for casting one
> vote for one MP are rather simple, and India's EVMs add no extra
> complexity to that.
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