French e-voting study highlights hidden costs

[IDG] Electoral districts opting to use electronic voting machines face significant costs, some hidden, according to a new report from the French Internet Rights Forum.The machines cost an average of $6,300 each for a voting station serving 800 to 1000 electors, but electoral districts faced many other costs associated with their use, according to the Forum. Some districts had difficulty evaluating those costs, the French IT lobbying group wrote in “An interim report on the use of voting machines for electronic voting in the political elections of 2007.”

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