In 2016, I created an interactive installation called Video Voto Matic. This project was a mashup between the Votomatic voting system and a Roland TR-808 drum machine. To coincide with the 2020 election season, I am currently working on an update of the project that will include a touch screen voting interface and multiple networked stations that also produce audio and video output. The interface will be housed in the same voting booths that once housed the Diebold Accuvote TS. The Diebold Accuvote TS is a screen-based voting machine that does not utilize paper as a backup. Researchers have examined it and have determined that it is easy to hack. They have also made several recommendations to improve security and accountability in voting machines. In addition to the many security flaws, the Accuvote has a long and controversial history. This paper will also discuss preceding interactive art installations that involve networking, unique user interfaces, and high levels of audience engagement—specifically, works from David Byrne, Matthew Matthew, Luke Jerram, the ReacTable team, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, and Sheryl Oring.
Richison, Mike. "Voting Booths and Interactive Art Installations: The Diebold Accuvote TS in Context." Journal of Network Music and Arts 1, 1 (2019). https://commons.library.stonybrook.edu/jonma/vol1/iss1/7