Risks Seen in Pentagons Internet Voting Plan

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-01-23 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Military personnel located overseas will be able to cast their ballots online for some primary and general elections this year.

Military personnel and other U.S. citizens located overseas will be able to cast their ballots online for some primary and general elections this year under the Defense Departments Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment, rather than casting absentee ballots by mail. But several computer-science professors this week said the U.S. government should abandon an Internet-voting system planned by the Pentagon because hackers could easily tamper with election results. The Pentagon has no intention of shutting down the program, a spokesman said.

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