Why Internet Voting is Dangerous
Internet voting is the return of voted ballots over the Internet, using a computer, a tablet, or a smart phone. The voted ballot may be transmitted via a web portal, as a PDF or other attachment, or as a fax.
IF I CAN BANK ONLINE, WHY CAN’T I VOTE ONLINE?
That is a question we have heard repeatedly for many years. What questioners often do not appreciate is that we cannot bank online either—at least not with a guarantee of security. Banks will continue to provide online banking as long as it is less expensive to cover financial losses from cyberattacks than to build new buildings and hire new staff.
Retired, IBM Research; Member, Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission; Board Chair, Verified Voting.