Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Electronic Voting Not Yet Secure

Congress has released a 107-page report on e-voting by the Government Accountability Office, prepared at the request of Congress, "Federal Efforts to Improve Security and Reliability of Electronic Voting Systems Are Under Way, but Key Activities Need to Be Completed."
While electronic voting systems hold promise for improving the election process, numerous entities have raised concerns about their security and reliability, citing instances of weak security controls, system design flaws, inadequate system version control, inadequate security testing, incorrect system configuration, poor security management, and vague or incomplete voting system standards...

To help ensure the security and reliability of electronic voting systems, GAO is recommending that EAC define specific tasks, processes, and time frames for improving the national voting systems standards, testing capabilities, and management support available to state and local election officials.

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