Electronic Voting Security

Computerized voting requires strict adherence to secure handling procedures. We must provide universal verifiability when using Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines, and leverage them for ballot traceability.

Internet voting remains non-viable—except perhaps as an absentee voting method—because, like vote-by-mail, it cannot be observed and sacrifices election integrity entirely.

DRE voting machines must never connect to any network, and must satisfy ballot traceability before any action is taken which risks tampering or computer hacking.

Computerized ballot scanners must display the digitally-interpreted ballot to the voter. Optical readers can misread paper ballots even without faulty software.

Voters must never be allowed to retain any copies of ballots, including printed paper records, as this would break the security of the secret ballot.