Election audits

By | November 1, 2016
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Legs of people behind 3 voting boothsSince hackers targeted the election systems of more than 20 states, cyber security experts say Michigan should routinely audit a sample of its paper ballots to protect against election fraud. The Michigan Secretary of State’s office said the state’s voter registration lists have not been targeted or affected. “[Audits] should be done routinely in order to provide a strong degree of confidence,” said U-M cyber security expert Alex Halderman. “That’s an opportunity for Michigan to improve its election procedures. You should audit every election.” On November 1, Professor Halderman will be part of a Dissonance event titled “Disrupting Democracy: How Technology is Influencing Elections.”

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