My petition entry in support of a ban on “paperless” voting.

As an IT professional, I am well aware of the multitude of ways electronic systems may be compromised. While I fully support automated voting systems, I believe they must be backed by physical receipts to provide a backup record in case of malfunction or tampering. Our votes are too central to the functioning of our democracy to trust to a purely electronic system with no failsafe. Please ensure the integrity of our voting system in time for the 2008 elections.