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The key reason was that some of the voting computers (10%) generated a radio signal which could be read from a distance of more than 10 meters. This threatened voting secrecy.

My city Amsterdam and some other small communities will be voting with an old-style red-pencil.

by Indrah on Tue Nov 21st, 2006 at 10:55:56 AM EST
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So not at all like in the USA, but care about a much less critical problem.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Nov 21st, 2006 at 11:01:22 AM EST
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Well. Many of us do worry that someone might infiltrate the software to steal votes and fix the election. Like many in the US suspect (Diebold etc.).

This is what the group "we-dont-trust-voting-computers" is primarily about. The manufacturers and the government so far have denied that this is a problem.

Personally I agree with the view that voting computers are a bad solution for a non-existent problem.

by Indrah on Tue Nov 21st, 2006 at 11:17:17 AM EST
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