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Voting systems need interdisciplinary solutions

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Voting systems

As the U.S. election approaches, democracy depends on in-person and remote voting methods that are secure and auditable.

“Providing voters with the opportunity to cast a ballot in a way that is accurate, secure, confidential and accessible remains a technical challenge,” says Dr. Steve Newell of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “Usability and design are essential aspects of voting systems that engineers will need to continue to consider.”

He says, “Researchers at Rice provide an interesting example of how we might address these voting issues through interdisciplinary collaboration between their computer science, political science and psychology departments.”

– Melissa Mathews, The Engineering 100

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