Security Issues in Electronic Voting


Monday, April 26, 2004, 13:00pm

Lecture Hall 5

This talk will explore security issues with electronic voting as well as Internet voting. In the last several years since the Florida debacle, states have been pushing to upgrade their voting technologies, and they have moved to adopt new machines without the proper care to make sure that wide-scale fraud could not happen. We'll examine some security flaws found in a popular voting machine that is currently in wide-spread use. Finally, we will look at the government's proposed system for military and overseas personnel to vote over the Internet and discuss security risks in that system. We'll explain why that project was ultimately canceled.

Alan Sherman

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