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Friday, October 12th, 2007

Geneva uses quantum cryptography to protect votes

Bubble Don’t try hacking votes in the Swiss canton of Geneva. According to an AP article, the level of technology being used to encrypt votes there is so advanced that if someone successfully hacks into the voting system, “it will explode like a soap bubble,” according to the physics professor who helped come up with the technology.

How does it work? “A computer in Geneva, provided by the company id Quantique, will fire photons, or particles of light, down a fiber-optic link to a receiver 62 miles away,” the AP reports. (more…)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

California’s Election Reformer

In August, CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen decertified certain types of voting machines used nationwide, citing security flaws uncovered by a University of CA study she commissioned. In this week’s episode, Bowen discusses her reaction to the study, how she thinks elections should happen in the USA, and her vision for voting in 2032. (more…)

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Dutch abandon e-voting

Engadget has the story, and the background.

Thanks to my friend John Sciarrino for the heads up via our Facebook group.

More to come on electronic voting machines in next Tuesday’s vlog, when I’ll go to Sacramento to visit with California Secretary of State Debra Bowen.

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Quick roundup

In the last few days there’s been talk of abandoning touch-screen voting in New York, Brad Friedman retraced his summer election reform journey around the country, and there was discussion (transcript, via electionline.org) of a new regional primary plan in the Senate. That Senate plan drew a harsh response from both political parties, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

[The] plan faces opposition and skepticism, notably from the Democratic and Republican national committees, which both registered their opposition, and said the parties should control the nominating process.

“The responsibility for establishing the rules, procedures and dates for selecting delegates to national presidential nominating conventions lies, as it always has, with the national parties, not Congress,” GOP Chairman Robert Duncan wrote Alexander.

We’ll stay on top of it. Look for a vlog about our primary election calendar and why its important to the health of our elections in the weeks ahead.

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Roundup: Last week in election reform

It was a busy week for us behind the scenes at Why Tuesday?, and in the world of election reform. What is election reform exactly? And who is the guy in the photo? Get the answers, and much more election reform news, by clicking below. Photo by Cheryl Senter for the New York Times.


Friday, August 31st, 2007

Welcome to the Why Tuesday? video blog!

Welcome to our new website! September 25 Why Tuesday? is going to launch a documentary video series about the state of America’s voting system. While we work out the kinks, learn more by watching the video and signing up at the top of the page to stay involved!

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Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

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In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

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I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

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