The current position of LWVUS is based on a resolution passed at the 2006 Convention:
Whereas: Some LWVs have had difficulty applying the SARA Resolution (Secure, Accurate,
Recountable and Accessible) passed at the last Convention, and
Whereas: Paperless electronic voting systems are not inherently secure, can malfunction, and do
not provide a recuntable audit trail.
Therefore be it resolved that:
- They employ a voter-verifiable paper ballot or other paper record, said paper being the official record of the voter’s intent.
- The voter can verify, either by eye or with the aid of suitable devices for those who have impaired vision, that the paper ballot/record accurately reflects his or her intent.
- Such verification takes place while the voter is still in the process of voting.
- The paper ballot/record is used for audits and recounts.
- The vote totals can be verified by an independent hand count of the paper ballot/record.
- Routine audits of the paper ballot/record in randomly selected precincts can be conducted in every election, and the results published by the jurisdiction.