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Quality monitored distributed voting system

United States Patent

5,612,871
March 18, 1997
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A quality monitoring system can detect certain system faults and fraud attempts in a distributed voting system. The system uses decoy voters to cast predetermined check ballots. Absent check ballots can indicate system faults. Altered check ballots can indicate attempts at counterfeiting votes. The system can also cast check ballots at predetermined times to provide another check on the distributed voting system.
Skogmo; David (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 289,861
August 12, 1994
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.