US academics recommend Australian-style paper ballots at elections

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In the digital age, the fact Australians still vote using paper and pencils might seem a bit quaint, or even out of date.

But researchers both here and in the US say hand-written ballots are actually helping keep Australian elections secure.

They're recommending the US go back to paper-voting, though that seems unlikely.

And despite the evidence against electronic voting, the shift towards it is already underway here.


Associate Professor Scott Shackelford, Chair of Cybersecurity Program, Indiana University
Antony Green, ABC Election Analyst


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