Electronic Voting Systems (DREs): Legislation in the 108th Congress

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Several bills have been introduced in the 108th Congress to address issues that have been raised about the security of direct recording electronic (DRE) voting machines. Touchscreen and other DREs using computer-style displays are arguably the most versatile and voter-friendly of any current voting system. The popularity of DREs, particularly the touchscreen variety, has grown in recent years. In addition, the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA, P.L. 107 — 252), while not requiring or prohibiting the use of any specific kind of voting system, does promote the use of DREs through some of its provisions.

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Fischer, Eric A. & Coleman, Kevin J. August 11, 2004.

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  • Fischer, Eric A. Senior Specialist in Science and Technology; Resources, Science, and Industry Division
  • Coleman, Kevin J. Analyst in American National Government; Government and Finance Division

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  • Main Title: Electronic Voting Systems (DREs): Legislation in the 108th Congress
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Several bills have been introduced in the 108th Congress to address issues that have been raised about the security of direct recording electronic (DRE) voting machines. Touchscreen and other DREs using computer-style displays are arguably the most versatile and voter-friendly of any current voting system. The popularity of DREs, particularly the touchscreen variety, has grown in recent years. In addition, the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA, P.L. 107 — 252), while not requiring or prohibiting the use of any specific kind of voting system, does promote the use of DREs through some of its provisions.

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Fischer, Eric A. & Coleman, Kevin J. Electronic Voting Systems (DREs): Legislation in the 108th Congress, report, August 11, 2004; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8200/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.