Voting Activities and News

David Jefferson, a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and a member of National Committee for Voting Integrity, warned election officials about using Internet Voting in 2012 because they were insecure to trust. It is estimated that 3.5 million voters could be allowed to cast ballots via the Internet this election year.

A Michigan Univerity research team published a paper on how they breached the City of Washington DC's Internet voting website. The City conducted a public test, which allowed anyone to participate. A University of Michigan computer science team found a flaw in the D.C. Digital Vote-by-Mail Service. They were able to "seize control, unmask secret ballots, and alter the outcome of the mock election..." Because of the dramatic failure of the online voting system the city cancelled the Internet voting option for the 2010 election.

Voter ID Laws Challenge Voting Rights New voter ID laws that go into effect in 2012 many belive will negatively impact voting rights for millions of voters.

2010 E-Deceptive Campaign Practices Report Released to help Election Officials, Election Protection, and Voters answer questions about online political activity and what they can do to protect against deceptive campaign tactics. (October, 2010)

NCVI releases 2008 General Election Guidelines to Election Officials, Election Protection, and Voters to aid in their preparations for the November 4, 2008. (October 23, 2008)

NCVI releases E-Deceptive Campaign Practices Report: Internet Technology & Democracy 2.0 on issues of online communications and deceptive messages. (October 20, 2008)

NCVI coordinated a discussion on e-Deceptive Campaign Practices at the 18th Annual Computer Freedom and Privacy meeting held in New Haven Connecticut, May 20-24, 2008. The report panel looked at the incidents of voter suppression that are collectively known as deceptive campaign practices and evidence that the Internet is present new ground for these tactics to go online. (May 20, 2008)

The Government Accounting Office released its report titled Results of GAO's Testing of Voting Systems Use in Sarasota County in Florida's 13th Congressional District. The report preparers in the review also spoke with ES&S, State and local elections officials, and the contestants. (February 8, 2008)

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