Risk Assessment

There are both physical and cybersecurity elements to safeguarding a vote. Physical security measures include secure storage of machines and physical ballots as well as the chain of custody for machine maintenance and physical ballots. Interestingly, a powerful tool in cyber threat mitigation is the re-introduction of the human element via risk...

There are both physical and cybersecurity elements to safeguarding a vote. Physical security measures include secure storage of machines and physical ballots as well as the chain of custody for machine maintenance and physical ballots. Interestingly, a powerful tool in cyber threat mitigation is the re-introduction of the human element via risk limiting audits. This process is emerging as the gold standard for verifying an election result. It requires a paper trail that is statistically sampled against the voting record. There are many types of risk limiting audits. It is not a one size fits all. Think of a knife, fork and a spoon. Each provides a way of getting a meal, but they are clearly different tools. Of course, these processes must be transparent to citizens in order to ensure our voting rights and assure our personal liberty remain intact.

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Oct
16

Election Security in the Age of Committed Foreign Threats

We all need to be concerned about election threats coming from the increasing use of electronic function that can be hacked from outside sources. This change in election outcomes is important to verify in order to have the public be assured of true election results. As well every election system needs to be vetted and protected by verification proc...
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Oct
16

Knowing It's Right

Risk Limiting Audits are important for verifying anomalies that would indicate fraud has taking place during the vote at the state or national level. This is a series of blogs explaining why they are important and why every election can be tested before the SoS in any state can certify election results.Jennifer Morrell has written a 3 part guide to...
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Oct
15

Voter Safety Preserves Liberties

Our United States of America was founded with an amazingly original premise, that the power of government belonged to the citizens of the United States. This is documented in the US Constitution, as amended and includes the Bill of Rights.For the last 244 years these promises have been kept through numerous crisis, wars, including the civil war, an...
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Oct
15

Benchmarks and Gold Standards for Fair Elections

by Jan OttoWhy do we vote? We vote to preserve liberty and justice for all citizens and their families according to their decisions as members of our free and open society. Elections express the will of "we the people" in a city, county, state or country -- provided they are fair. Fair elections have two missions. The first is to validate the choic...
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Oct
14

Secure the Vote

CLEAR UNDERSTANDING The majority of the reporting on Voter Security leaves the public with the feelings of mistrust, confusion and fear. The truth is that all well-meaning Americans agree -- the vote must represent those citizens who are registered, alive and legal. As consumers of media all of us are entrusted to reason not merely react. When comm...
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