Voting Machines ProCon.org Site Map
Pros and Cons by Issue
Issue: CORE QUESTION
Issue: Voter Comfort with Voting Machines
Issue: Help America Vote Act of 2002
What Is the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) and How Does It Relate to Electronic Voting Machines?
Issue: Voting Machine Manufacturers
Is It Appropriate for Private Electronic Voting Machine Manufacturers to Facilitate Public Elections?
Is It Appropriate for Former Election Officials to Work for Electronic Voting Machine Manufacturers?
Issue: Political Ties
Do Electronic Voting Machine Manufacturers Have Ties to a Particular Political Party or Candidates from a Particular Political Party?
Did Electronic Voting Machines in the 2000 and 2004 Elections Give an Advantage to a Particular Political Party or a Candidate from a Particular Party?
Issue: Hacking, Fraud, and Security
Issue: Open Source vs. Proprietary Code
Issue: Ballot Definition
Issue: Physical Tampering
Are There Sufficient Procedures in Place to Guard against Physical Tampering with Electronic Voting Machines?
Issue: Machine Reliability
If There Is a Power Failure during an Election Conducted on Electronic Voting Machines Will Voting Still Be Possible?
Issue: Audits and Recounts
Issue: Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails
Do Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails Increase the Likelihood of an Electronic Voting Machine Malfunctioning?
Issue: Security of Vote Totals
Is Transmitting Votes from Individual Polling Stations to the Central Tabulation Center a Secure Process?
Issue: Accuracy in Recording Voter Intention
Is It Possible for One Person to Vote Multiple Times in the Same Election on an Electronic Voting Machine?
Issue: Types of Testing
Is Logic and Accuracy Testing an Effective Method of Assuring That Electronic Voting Machines Are Operating Properly before an Election?
Is There a Method in Place to Make Sure the Electronic Voting Machines Used by Voters on Election Day Are Fully Certified and Identical to the Machines That Were Tested?
If a Software 'Patch' Is Installed, Are Electronic Voting Machines Re-tested prior to Being Used on Election Day?
Is It Less Expensive to Conduct an Election Using Electronic Voting Machines Compared to Optical Scan Voting Systems?
Issue: Disabled Voters and Language Minorities
Issue: Poll Worker Training and Preparedness
Do Poll Workers Receive Adequate Training to Facilitate Elections Conducted on Electronic Voting Machines?
Do Poll Workers Have Sufficient Support Mechanisms to Deal with Unanticipated Technical Issues with Electronic Voting Machines on Election Day?