Voting goes back to paper

A federal judge has ordered Georgia state officials to stop using electronic voting machines in elections and to switch to old-fashioned ballot papers. 

The legal ruling states that Georgia's touchscreen voting machines and the software used for voter registration admin and vote counting are both outmoded and insecure.

The state has reportedly placed an order for replacement machines with a view testing them in elections later this year. However, officials may not be able to get them fully  on line in time for scheduled elections in March, when good old paper may well make a comeback. 

The US Navy last week said it was giving up its onboard touchscreens and going back to old-fashioned physical ship controls following a fatal accident.

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