Because computers lack transparency, are vulnerable to hacking, and cannot guarantee accuracy, their use in elections should be minimized. Where computers are used, such as in scanning ballots, the accuracy of the count should be confirmed prior to certification.
We support the use of hand-marked paper ballots wherever possible. Computers (ballot marking devices) should be used only when hand-marked paper ballots cannot be adapted for use by the voter. The use of computers (scanners) to count the ballots, although required for rapid reporting of election results, necessitates additional safeguards, such as the use of risk-limiting audits.
12. Protecting the integrity of the electoral process in the way elections are conducted by:
LWVSC Brief on Transparency in Government
Position paper on election technology and voting machines