Electronic poll-books; pros and cons

There is a nice summary story in today’s Electionline weekly summary on e-poll books. In addition to the positive comment in the story from me on how e-poll books if properly implemented should help resolve many problems that we have seen in past elections on voter registration (see the Caltech/MIT 2001 report for discussion), I believe that the quick mention of possible concerns about how e-poll books might be the source potential threats (“Some election watchdogs fear e-poll books could be the target for “denial of service” attacks on Election Day …”) comes from my paper on “Precinct Voting Denial of Service”.

Though how I’ve gone from “election geek” to “election watchdog” in the eyes of our friends at Electionline is a mystery to me.