Ready or Not, Voting Paper Trail Nears House Vote
The House of Representatives may vote as early as next week on legislation requiring a paper trail for electronic voting machines, according to a spokesman for bill sponsor Rush Holt, D-N.J. If successful in Congress, the bills provisions would take effect in time for the 2008 elections...
"Our support for H.R. 811 is tempered by profound disappointment that one of the bills pillars has been watered down to the point of ineffectiveness due to pressure from the proprietary software industry," the EFF said in a statement on its Web site.
The EFF added, "Having litigated cases in which prompt access to voting system source code is critical, EFFs strong advocacy for this bill has been based in large part on the source code disclosure requirement."