Federal Judge Rightly Rejects Online Voting

October 17, 2020

A federal judge has ruled against expanding online voting by US citizens living overseas, including military members, reflecting arguments that it could make elections more vulnerable to hacking. The decision aligns with an Issues online exclusive by an expert on voting systems who helped on the National Academies’ 2018 report Securing the Vote: Protecting American Democracy, which recommended, among other things, that elections be conducted using paper ballots that voters mark by hand or machine in order to produce a verifiable audit trail that can reveal outside manipulation.

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