How Reliable Are Electronic Voting Machines?

Election Day 2012 is just around the corner, and many Americans will be casting their ballots on electronic voting machines. But how reliable are these devices? Michael Alvarez, professor of political science at Caltech, discusses the technologies at your polling station.

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Michael Alvarez

Michael Alvarez is a professor of political science at the California Institute of Technology, co-director of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, and a co-editor at Political Analysis. He is based in Pasadena, California.

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About Denise Chow

Denise Chow is a sci-tech editor at Live Science and a former associate producer for Science Friday.