People should abstain from voting
rather than vote badly.
Sandy King, of Telescope Inc., the Los Angeles company that manages American Idol voting
, told the magazine Broadcast and Cable that votes dialed at regular intervals indicate that the votes might have been machine-dialed.
Little wonder the idealist in him seeks a totally secure voting
machine, a totally fraud-proof electoral process.
However, newly aware of the stakes, risks, and intellectual challenges associated with voting
equipment, computer scientists and mathematicians specializing in encryption are now avidly taking part in the search for dependable and inviolable voting
Of course, there's always the old technique of requesting an absentee ballot under an assumed name, which is essentially just repeat voting
using the mail.
"Opening up the voting
pool to a younger generation may inspire our generation to vote more often, and take part in democracy," he sags.
As You Sow is working to make the process of proxy voting
easier for investors through the ProxyInformation.
Some legislators and elections officials insist that new restrictions on registering to vote or voting
are necessary to eliminate "voter fraud." But the real crime is the disenfranchisement of eligible voters brought about by these restrictions.
"Women who were adults at that time had been socialized to believe that voting
was socially inappropriate for women," says Susan J.
Rights Act is coming up for renewal in 2007.
Exactly one year ago the Humanist ran a story about the unreliability of electronic voting
machines, noting that they are programmed with unsecure software and are inauditable because they leave no paper trail.
Fifty-two percent of the voting
shareholders opted in favor of the proposal.