Although everyone seems to believe that someday we'll vote securely via the Internet, the CalTech/MIT Voting Technology Project says that "someday" is still years away.
Anything states can do to limit the use of provisional ballots will reduce headaches, expenses and lost votes, advises the Voting Technology Project.
The CalTech/MIT Voting Technology Project was formed in December 2000 to study voting technology in order to prevent the kinds of problems that plagued the 2000 U.
1) See, for example, Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, Voting: What is, what could be, July 2001, [http://www.
edu/reports/2001report]; Charles Stewart III, "Residual Vote in the 2004 Election," Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project Working Paper #25, February 2005, [http://vote.
24) The Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, "Residual Votes Attributable to Technology: An Assessment of the Reliability of Existing Voting Equipment," VTP Working Paper #2, March 2001, [http://vote.
6) Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, "What Is, What Could Be," July 2001; http://www.
Charles Stewart III, "The Reliability of Electronic Voting Machines in Georgia," Voting Technology Project Working Paper, October 2004; http://www.