Full Product DetailsAuthor: Douglas W. Jones , Barbara Simons
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Imprint: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Dimensions: Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 22.90cm
ISBN 10: 1575866374
Publication Date: 16 October 2012
Audience: College/higher education , Undergraduate , Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Publisher's Status: Active
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Broken Ballots is an extremely useful book on an extraordinarily important subject: will your vote count? As this book convincingly shows, the combination of defective technology and poor regulation have too often meant that votes are miscounted, or not counted at all.<br><br> The book provides a comprehensive history of the use of voting technology in the United States, but its heart is the voting technology battles that followed the 2000 election. That election, as the authors note, demonstrated more dramatically than any other the impact that flawed technology can have on election outcomes. Simons and Jones were not mere spectators to these battles, they have been important players. They make no apologies for their opposition to paperless computerized voting machines, or to internet voting. While not everyone will agree with their characterization of all the battles of the last decade, they provide a cogent and clear critique of current election administration and regulation, and offer several common sense solutions for increasing the accuracy and fairness of our elections. This book is a must read, not only for election officials and other policy makers, but also for public interest groups who seek to protect the vote and, indeed, for every citizen who wants his or her vote to be counted.--Frederick A. O. Fritz Schwarz, Jr., Chief Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice<br><br><br><br>--Frederick A. O. Fritz Schwarz, Jr., Chief Counsel, Brennan Center for Just
Douglas W. Jones is on the computer science faculty at the University of Iowa. Barbara Simons, a former president of the Association for Computing Machinery, is retired from IBM Research. For more information, please visit www.brokenballots.com.
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