As the 2018 midterms approach, our elections are still not secure.
We’ve seen that voting machines can be error prone, and security experts have shown how easily they can be hacked even when not connected to the internet directly. Even paper ballot scanning machines that count votes on paper ballots can produce erroneous results if not subject to post election audit checks.
According to a Center for American Progress’ recent Election Security in all 50 States report, 17 states received a D or F grade for election security. Not a single state received an A grade – even those with paper ballots and good auditing practices.
Check out our Election Security Factsheet for guidelines to secure our elections.