Security

Delaware Online: Paper ballots could make Delaware voting safer and cheaper

The state’s General Assembly established an Election Equipment Selection Task Force charged with exploring new voting systems. But the task force chose to only to review machines, missing one of the best alternatives that can help ensure security in our elections: the paper ballot.

UPI: Dozens of states tighten election security — by going back to paper

Election authorities across the United States are taking steps to make sure that balloting is secure and free of foreign influence. Although some jurisdictions have opted for electronic voting machines, fears about vulnerabilities are turning eyes back to paper ballots.

Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska should explore further options for voting by mail

Vote by mail cuts costs and has ballot-security aspects that should reassure the public, report the state’s election officials. Read more from the Omaha World-Herald. 

NY Times: The myth of the hacker-proof voting machine

Simply because electronic voting machines and voting systems aren’t connected to the internet doesn’t mean they aren’t vulnerable to attack. Time-tested paper ballots are the surest way to secure our elections.

Vox: Voting at home: a simple reform that works wherever it’s tried

Recent experiments in Alaska and Nebraska show vote by mail dramatically increases voter convenience, ensures the security of elections, and saves states and localities money.

Wyoming News: Three reasons Wyoming should adopt a vote-at-home system

A vote-at-home system for the entire state would eliminate voters’ concerns over when, where and how they will vote. The convenience of vote at home ensures even those who aren’t physically able to get to a polling place – for health reasons or otherwise – can easily cast a ballot.