Online Voting: Security Threat or Wave of the Future?
In an interview, John Dickson, principal at the cybersecurity firm Denim Group, said that U.S. politics create a barrier to making online voting a reality.
“Technologically, we are getting closer, but politically, not so much,” Dickson said. “Look to individual states to act as ‘petri dishes’ as they experiment with different types of mobile or online voting.”
Federal agencies including the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) and the DOD have already conducted extensive pilot tests of internet voting. Such projects offer an intriguing glimpse into how an online election might work in the United States.
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