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Chapter 16. INTERNET VOTING: DON'T TRY T... > Toward Improved Elections for All

Toward Improved Elections for All

The “butterfly ballots” of Florida have much to answer for. They spawned many jokes and a feeling that perhaps things are not as they should be. On the other hand, they focused the awareness of a nation to problems to which researchers have been trying to call our attention for many years. That's probably good. Now, more informed people are working toward good solutions. In a democracy, the ability to trust that elections are valid and that those in office were, in fact, elected fairly, is very important. Perhaps with new attention, we'll be able to design new voting systems that preserve our privacy and the integrity of the elections and improve the electoral process.


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