States are evaluated against each other by a public commission to determine the properties that their state system implements and these are made public.
This means that states could choose to use technological solutions (crypto systems and Dieboold machines) or paper ballots - and the measurement is against the properties rather than the solution.
We need a system of pre-election and post-election security audits of these voting machines to increase confidence in the system.
The third part of the voting process we need to secure is the tabulation system.
Register to vote after a certain date, the person will not be eligible to vote. Impersonation of such a truck should be considered a crime, like impersonating a police officer.
2.) National standards for the security properties required for voting: auditability, transparency, etc.
After the polls close, we aggregate votes -- from individual machines, to polling places, to precincts, and finally to totals.
This system is insecure as well, and we can do a lot more to make it reliable. We have to decide that the goal of our election system is for the most people to be able to vote with the least amount of effort.
Only the privacy of the voting booth, secured by officials, can prevent that.
This plain but subtle fact is already weakened enough.
• May 10, 2017 PM On the page you linked to on 'paper ballots' (
Especially if you don't have credit, don't have a recent utilty bill, aren't familiar with the area (I once tried to go through Equifax's system, was denied, but it was a case where I couldn't appeal).
Can you even do something like 2 factor authentication?