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West Virginia pilots mobile blockchain voting app for overseas voters in November election

The Washington Post - Fri 10 Aug 18

West Virginia will provide a mobile blockchain voting option, in addition to absentee ballots, for overseas military service members in elections this November, after receiving audit results ...

Why security experts hate that “blockchain voting” will be used in the midterm elections

MIT Technology Review - Thu 9 Aug 18

It’s too dangerous to conduct elections over the internet, they say, and West Virginia’s new plan to put votes on a blockchain doesn’t fix that.

Georgia defends voting system despite 243-percent turnout in one precinct

Arstechnica - Wed 8 Aug 18

A federal lawsuit alleges significant problems with voting in the Peach state.

Reviewing election cybersecurity in this week's primary states

Engadget - Tue 7 Aug 18

Since learning of Russia's attempts to hack into the elections systems of 21 states during the 2016 US presidential race, legislators have been on high alert. Cybersecurity experts ...

Experts criticize West Virginia’s plan for smartphone voting

Arstechnica - Tue 7 Aug 18

Startup claims it can use the blockchain to make Internet voting secure.

West Virginia raises security concerns over plan that allows troops to vote using their phones

Daily Mail - Tue 7 Aug 18

It may not be long before we cast a vote using just our smartphones. West Virginia is working with voting company Voatz to let troops serving overseas vote in the November midterm elections. ...

West Virginia to test mobile phone voting in midterm elections

Techspot - Tue 7 Aug 18

West Virginia is poised to be the first state in the country to allow citizens to cast federal election ballots using a smartphone app.

West Virginia To Allow Mobile Phone Voting For Midterm Elections

Ubergizmo - Tue 7 Aug 18

West Virginia will become the first state to allow residents to use their mobile phones to cast federal election ballots in the upcoming midterm elections. There’s a catch, though. This ...

West Virginia raises concern over smartphone voting for troops

TechCrunch - Tue 7 Aug 18

Maybe a year and a half after Russian interference was believed to have a key impact on the election of a U.S. president isn’t the best time to be floating new voting technologies. Not if ...

West Virginia to pioneer mobile phone voting in midterm elections - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Tue 7 Aug 18

The Voatz app is designed for troops serving abroad and uses blockchain tech.

West Virginia will try mobile voting for troops serving abroad

Engadget - Tue 7 Aug 18

Despite our skepticism of applying tech to the electoral process, CNN reports that after limited tests earlier this year (PDF), West Virginia is planning to roll out mobile voting for ...

Iraq reportedly ignored concerns over electronic voting machines

Engadget - Sun 5 Aug 18

Iraq is learning first-hand about the potential pitfalls of electronic voting machines in the wake of its disputed May 12th national election. Reuters has discovered that the country's ...

Smartphone Voting Is Happening, But No One Knows If It's Safe

Wired Security - Thu 9 Aug 18

Online voting has major security flaws, and experts are concerned that Voatz, the platform West Virginia will use this midterm election, doesn't solve them.