How Freddie Oakley
By Edward Cone
The absence of serious security for voting systems means the controversy surrounding California's recall election and other contests is far from over.
Addresses Safe Voting Procedures">
INSIST on strict audit practice, such as a verifiable paper trail, not just on reducing paper costs.
EXPECT attempts to tamper with systems to be widespread, not exceptional behavior.
INVEST in technology to add security, such as printers for electronic voting machines, even if more maintenance involved.
RESIST regulatory and legislative pressure to cut corners on security.
Freddie Oakley is the County Clerk-Recorder in Yolo County, Calif.