Hackers may be able to manipulate the new voting machines Westchester County plans to buy, allowing extra votes to ballots after they’re cast.
The county plans to spend $6.1 million for 420 new ImageCast Evolution machines, but lawmakers may delay a vote expected Monday due to unanswered questions.
Andrew Appel, Eugene Higgins professor of computer science at Princeton University, has written extensively about voting machine security. He said the ICE machines, manufactured by Dominion Voting Systems, have a basic design flaw.
New York adheres to recommended minimum cybersecurity best practices related to voter registration systems and conducts its elections with paper ballots, but its post-election audit procedures lack important criteria that leave the state vulnerable to Election Day problems. Currently, post-election audits may be carried out electronically through automated retabulation, which is vulnerable to hacking.
Center for American Progress Voting Systems Report Card
In August 2017, the Center for American Progress released a report entitled “9 Solutions for Securing America’s Elections,” laying out nine vulnerabilities in election infrastructure and solutions to help improve election security in time for the 2018 and 2020 elections.
POLLING PLACE EQUIPMENT
Verified Voting: The Verifier Map
Verified Voting’s interactive map offers detailed county-by-county listing of current voting technology for each state.
All computerized elections should be audited to check the accuracy of the vote count and ensure the integrity of democracy.
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STATE ELECTIONS LEGISLATION DATABASE
This database contains state legislation related to the administration of elections introduced in 2011 through this year, 2019.