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Electronic elections : the perils and promises of digital democracy

Author: R Michael Alvarez; Thad E Hall
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
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This book cuts through the media spin to assess the advantages and risks associated with different ways of casting ballots and shows how e-voting can be the future of American democracy. The authors fully examine the range of past methods and the new technologies that have been created to try to minimize risk and accurately reflect the will of voters. They have evaluated the security issues that have been the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Michael Alvarez; Thad E Hall
ISBN: 9780691125176 0691125171 9780691146225 0691146225
OCLC Number: 85892240
Description: xi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What this book is about --
Paper problems, electronic promises --
Criticisms of electronic voting --
The frame game --
One step forward, two steps back --
The performance of the machines --
Public acceptance of electronic voting --
A new paradigm for assessing voting technologies.
Responsibility: R. Michael Alvarez and Thad E. Hall.
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