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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 08:35 PM
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E-voting security fears mount as elections near
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Hackers have already demonstrated the ability to corrupt online voting systems /

New technologies allowing voters to cast ballots via the Internet or other electronic means are catching on in the United States and elsewhere, even as fears mount about security of the systems.

A total of 33 states are allowing some e-mail, fax or online ballots in 2010, according to the Verified Voting Foundation, a group that monitors security of election systems.

These systems, which are also used in several other countries, can potentially increase voter participation but security remains a question mark, especially following one spectacular attack on an Internet vote pilot project.

The startling security breach came in September, when a pilot Internet vote system for the city of Washington, D.C., was put online for a test.
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