MIT recently identified the states “at the greatest risk of having their voting process hacked”. but added this week that “Maintaining the secrecy of ballots returned via the Internet is ‘technologically impossible’…” Long-time Slashdot reader Presto Vivace quotes their article:
That’s according to a new report from Verified Voting, a group that advocates for transparency and accuracy in elections. A cornerstone of democracy, the secret ballot guards against voter coercion. But “because of current technical challenges and the unique challenge of running public elections, it is impossible to maintain the separation of voters’ identities from their votes when Internet voting is used,” concludes the report, which was written in collaboration with the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the anticorruption advocacy group Common Cause.
32 states are already offering some form of online voting, apparently prompting the creation of Verified Voting’s new site, SecretBallotAtRisk.org.
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