Florida Scraps ALL Touchscreen Voting Machines! W00t!

Voting Machines Giving Florida New Headache – New York Times:

Across the nation, jurisdictions that experimented with touch-screen voting after 2000 are starting to scale back or abandon it based on a growing perception that the machines are unreliable and concern that they do not provide a paper trail in case questions arise. California will sharply scale back touch-screen voting next year after a review by the secretary of state found it was vulnerable to hackers.

Florida is the biggest state to reject touch screens so sweepingly, and its deadline for removing them, July 1, 2008, is the most imminent.

Let’s not forget that sometimes things actually change for the better.