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Voting Problems Emerge As Early Ballots Are Cast

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Voting Problems Emerge As Early Ballots Are Cast

Election 2008: Voting Problems

Voting Problems Emerge As Early Ballots Are Cast

Voting Problems Emerge As Early Ballots Are Cast

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Early voting has started in some parts of the country in the lead up to the Nov. 4 election. While voting has gone smoothly in many areas, some voters have already encountered defective machines.

Guests talk about how new voting machines and methods are working and discuss potential improvements in voting technology. Would it be possible to develop a consistent system for voting across the nation?

Guests:

Aviel Rubin, director of the National Science Foundation's ACCURATE (A Center for Correct, Usable, Reliable, Auditable and Transparent Elections), technical director of the Information Security Institute, professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University

Dan Wallach, associate director of the National Science Foundation's ACCURATE, manager of the Computer Security Lab and associate professor of computer science at Rice University

Ka-Ping Yee, developer of the Pvote Open Source-Based Voting Machine Software

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