Features

XIX.6 November + December 2012
Page: 34
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Hey, that’s not who I voted for!


Authors:
Juan Gilbert, Aqueasha Martin, Gregory Rogers, Jerome McClendon, Josh Ekandem

The “finger roll,” a well-known shot in the sports world, was once known (and still is) as one of the most difficult to master in the game of basketball. However, in the world of voting and electronic ballots, the same is not true. During the 2008 presidential election in West Virginia, an alleged case of “vote flipping” surfaced, introducing questions related to electronic ballot design. Several videos appeared, demonstrating a voter selecting a candidate on a direct-recording electronic (DRE) ballot by touching the candidate’s name positioned in the top left corner of the button. But in doing so, the voter…




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