An Engineer's Exploration of Voting Technology

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In the 2008 US Senate race in Minnesota, and again in the 2020 presidential race, reading of paper ballots was in the news. This talk discusses some of the issues with reading and counting ballots, both automatically and manually.

After the 2000 election with the problem of “hanging chads,” Dr Barney worked with colleagues to apply their expertise in document analysis to evaluate and expand the underlying technology needed to automatically read printed ballots in a multi-university research project funded by the NSF.

The 2000 election led to the Help America Vote Act, which resulted in an almost universal conversion to paper ballots in the US. Still, in the 2008 US Senate race in Minnesota, and again in the 2020 presidential race, reading of paper ballots is in the news.

This talk looks at some of the issues with reading and counting ballots, both automatically and manually.

This talk was organized by the IEEE-Boise Section WIE Affinity Group on Feb. 17th, 2021.

More information about the event is available at https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/261670

In the 2008 US Senate race in Minnesota, and again in the 2020 presidential race, reading of paper ballots was in the news. This talk discusses some of the issues with reading and counting ballots, both automatically and manually.

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