Electronic Elections: The Perils and Promises of Digital Democracy

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ILLUSTRATIONS
Figures
3.1Cuyahoga County, Ohio, precincts with at least one poll-worker-reported incident, by incident type44
3.2Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 2006, frequency of poll-workerreported incidents44
4.1Media attention to electronic voting63
4.2Tone of articles about electronic voting66
4.3Tone of first quote67
5.1Michigan caucus 2004 Internet votes by day94
5.2Daily ballot return rates, Oregon general elections, 1996–200295
6.1Effects of technology change, switching from punch cards113
6.2EAC, reports of voting machine malfunctions115
8.1GAO's risk management model162
8.2Travis County election process and risk assessment165
Tables
2.1Use of voting equipment in 1980, 2000, and 2004 elections21
2.2Residual vote rates by year25
4.1News versus opinion, articles on electronic voting per year64
4.2Articles defining electronic voting by subject per year64
5.1Pilot types by year74
5.2Electronic voting in Europe78
5.3States and counties that were likely SERVE participants81
5.4How Michigan caucus voters participated92
5.5Participation rate comparisons93
5.6Voting method by Democratic candidate96
6.1Average residual vote by machine type and year in U.S. counties111
6.2Average change in residual vote rate for counties switching technology, 2000–2004112

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface ix
  • Chapter 1 - What This Book is About 1
  • Chapter 2 - Paper Problems, Electronic Promises 12
  • Chapter 3 - Criticisms of Electronic Voting 30
  • Chapter 4 - The Frame Game 50
  • Chapter 5 - One Step Forward, Two Steps Back 71
  • Chapter 6 - The Performance of the Machines 100
  • Chapter 7 - Public Acceptance of Electronic Voting 133
  • Chapter 8 - A New Paradigm for Assessing Voting Technologies 156
  • Chapter 9 - Conclusion 178
  • Notes 191
  • Bibliography 207
  • Index 217
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