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In the final weeks before election day, the conversation has turned to voter technology and focused on things like electronic voting machines, poll books and ballot selfies. Suggestions that the technology could be compromised and that the election is “rigged” have increased anxiety around machines that don’t leave a paper trail. Some hope that the questions could lead to more investment in voter tech, but policies and changes are often piecemeal at best. We talk with an expert on voting technology about the machines and other e-tools that will be deployed across the Washington region on election day.
- Jeremy Epstein Senior Computer scientist with SRI international
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