Thursday, May 17, 2018

"confidence in the integrity of elections isn’t derived from the machines, but from the whole process"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Massachusetts voters cast ballots on paper, but that doesn’t mean the system is immune to cyberattacks – voting technology is just one piece of a puzzle. 
Over the last few years, several news reports have discussed the security of American voting systems. A 2016 Wired article warned that direct-recording electronic voting machines are “scarily easy targets.” And in April, Vox reported Congress wants states to use paper ballots for security reasons. But either way, WCVB-TV reported last year that officials believe the Massachusetts voting system is not vulnerable to hacks. 
That may be in part because the state is already using a paper ballot system, not the reportedly insecure e-voting machines. But more than 96 percent of the state’s precincts use optical scanning machines to tabulate votes, based on data made available by Verified Voting."

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voting booth at FHS gymnasium
voting booth at FHS gymnasium

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