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From the start it seemed obvious. In building an electronic voting system (known to the industry as a DRE, or Direct Recording Electronic), you must follow four key principles: Do not change the social contract with the voter. Design it as a voting appliance, not a voting computer system. Ensure that the system is secure, reliable, and tamper resistant. Keep it flexible yet simple. The Social Contract with the VoterThis is the founding design principle of the AccuPoll voting system. What we mean by "the social contract with the voter" is the notion that the system should record the intent of the voter, provide the voter with a confirmation that it has correctly recorded his or her intent, and allow that confirmation to be used as an audit trail in the event there is an issue with the electronic results. By doing this you get the benefit of electronic voting (i.e., ... (more)