September 22, 2016 Leave a comment
By Rachel Eckert, SLED Consultant
The presidential election is Nov. 8, giving states and localities less than 50 days to get their voting machines ready. The preparations are not quite as mundane and routine as in previous elections, however, as reports circulate that the machines are susceptible to hacking. States are taking steps to ensure that votes cast this election are accounted for and protected.
The problem has been with electronic voting machines. They can be easy to hack and if they don’t leave a paper trail as votes are cast, then there can be significant problems.