This category is related to voting security.
The working group was formed to increase cybersecurity awareness and education throughout the election subsector.
VRS Security Talking Points With the integrity of voting equipment and security of voter data being such a high-profile topic, you may discover you’re frequently involved in discussions on how to best secure data in VR/EM systems, or possibly justifying the investment you would like to make in data security. We've created this list of key [...]
Election Day 2018: A View from the Polls As a voting technology company, helping our partners deliver high-integrity, secure elections is our mission. Our goal is to make heroes out of our customers, and to effectively do that, we need to understand every aspect of their job. We feel the best way to learn is [...]
Coercion in Context The risk of voter coercion (voter interference, bribery, vote selling) exists when a voter can demonstrate how they have voted in a given election. It’s a difficult risk to mitigate because robust election systems have to reconcile privacy and security requirements that both guarantee the correctness of election results and the [...]
Vote of Confidence: A Black Box Democracy A “black box” is, in technological terms, a system that can only be viewed by its inputs and outputs. The inner-workings of a black box remain a mystery to any outside observer. In the world of voting, Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines are often referred [...]
Vote of Confidence: Polling Places Tragedies Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people in Afghanistan who were senselessly killed as they stood in line to register to vote. It is our sincere hope that our work at Votem will help create a future where is mass violence against voters is [...]
Vote of Confidence: The Mobile Doubters and Paper (Voting) Tigers In 1920, The New York Times famously made the contention that “no rocket will ever leave the earth’s atmosphere.” In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik into orbit, smashing the Times’ prediction and launching the world’s two major powers into a space [...]
Vote of Confidence: Blockchain Voting Last week, we devoted “Vote of Confidence” to the “impending crisis” facing the American voting infrastructure. The logical answer to such an article would be a set of solutions or recommendations to avoid this impending crisis. Many such an article was written, especially as we are continually [...]
Vote of Confidence: I’ve Seen the Enemy of Elections, and It’s US Recent indictments of Russian nationals in connection with meddling during the 2016 Presidential Election has reignited a conversation about the security of our voting process. The American public is justifiably apprehensive about their votes being taken, sold, or even changed by a [...]
Vote of Confidence: Kenya and Venezuela 2017 has been as news-heavy as any year in recent memory. Amidst the barrage of stories that streaked across our screens this past year, two, in particular, caught the eye of the staff here at Votem. Contested elections in Kenya and Venezuela led to massive protests and [...]