A computer science professor at Bryn Mawr University criticizes the current state of e-voting in this Guardian article, stating that the current systems that exist are recipies “for fraud and error.” The article reports that unlike banking and airlines sites, e-voting programs do not meet basic standards for security and verifiability — there is no way voters can be sure that their votes are recorded, transmitted, and counted by the machine.

I don’t get it — why can’t such a system be designed? If they did it with banks and airlines, surely they can design a voting system that meets such standards.