Ever since the “hanging chad” debacle I’ve been following voting issues in the United States. And elsewhere, but in the USA the discussions have been more heated then elsewhere. I’m a great believer in democracy, I think that since I hit voting age 33 years ago I’ve only missed voting once, and that night I was sick as a dog.
So I’ve been watching the debate about voting machine accuracy very closely. Today it was announced that in New Jersey a judge has issued a subpoena for voting machines that had errors. The story is covered here:
Makes interesting reading. The Brad Blog has been covering the issues with voting machines for quite a while, if you look there you will find an archive of articles going back several years. There’s another site, Black Box Voting at:
which also has a lot of information. I strongly suggest reading up on this stuff, even if you don’t live in the USA. The key to a strong democracy is an informed public.