Electronic Voting

The current position of LWVUS is based on a resolution passed at the 2006 Convention:
 
Whereas: Some LWVs have had difficulty applying the SARA Resolution (Secure, Accurate,
Recountable and Accessible) passed at the last Convention, and
 
Whereas: Paperless electronic voting systems are not inherently secure, can malfunction, and do
not provide a recuntable audit trail.
 
Therefore be it resolved that:
 
  1. They employ a voter-verifiable paper ballot or other paper record, said paper being the official record of the voter’s intent.
  2. The voter can verify, either by eye or with the aid of suitable devices for those who have impaired vision, that the paper ballot/record accurately reflects his or her intent.
  3. Such verification takes place while the voter is still in the process of voting.
  4. The paper ballot/record is used for audits and recounts.
  5. The vote totals can be verified by an independent hand count of the paper ballot/record.
  6. Routine audits of the paper ballot/record in randomly selected precincts can be conducted in every election, and the results published by the jurisdiction.

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