- The hardware for some voting machines is notoriously difficult to replace when the machines have been discontinued .
- Blockchain Technologies Corp. is developing an actual voting machine that will record votes using a blockchain.
- The team expects to complete the machine before the 2016 election, although they’re not sure whether states will pick up the machine.
- Blockchain technology can provide untamperable audit trails, but it doesn’t solve the hard problem that erroneous or malicious software in the voting machine may cast votes other than how the voter intended, and the voter will never be able to know,” explains Jeremy Epstein, senior computer scientist at SRI International who actively warned about the security of Virginia’s machines .
- As the votes are scanned into the machine, each “vote unit” is transferred to the appropriate candidate.
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