electronic voting

A cyberattack knocked a Tennessee county’s election website offline during voting

After a distributed denial-of-service attack knocked some servers offline during a local election in Tennessee this week, Knox County is working with an outside security contractor to investigate the

Sierra Leone just ran the first blockchain-based election

The citizens of Sierra Leone went to the polls on March 7 but this time something was different: the country recorded votes at 70% of the polling to the blockchain using a technology that is the first

A new bipartisan Senate bill seeks to bolster US election security at the state level

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate has introduced a bill designed to protect the technical integrity of American elections as the nation moves toward midterm season. Introduced in the Senat

Alabama Supreme Court blocks order to preserve digital voting records

Following an eleventh-hour order instructing voting officials in Alabama to keep the digital ballots generated in Tuesday's Senate election, the state's Supreme Court has issued a stay to block that d

Voting machine makers explain what they do (and don’t do) to make sure no one hacks the vote

As the House and Senate continue to examine the wave of disinformation around the 2016 presidential election, concerns around the security of voting systems examine something even more germane to the

Senator calls on voting machine makers to detail how they’ll prevent hacks

One of the Senate's main cybersecurity proponents wants assurances that voting systems in the U.S. are ready for their next major threat -- and he's going straight to the hardware makers to get it. O

Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security notified nearly half of the U.S. states that their election systems were targeted by Russia-affiliated hackers in an attempt to influence the 2016 electi

Virginia just decertified its most hackable voting machines

Following a vote on Friday by the Virginia State Board of Elections, the state will take decisive action to ensure the integrity of its voting machines. Virginia’s election supervisors have inst

Facebook gives users local ballot guides in voting initiative

Facebook rolled out a new feature today that gives users a full voter guide, from the presidential candidates to the down-ballot propositions and local politicians, in an effort to “encourage ci

Toppling democracy one byte at a time

As the saying goes, "all politics is local.” And now, so is hacking. Cyber attacks popularized on the silver screen are now occurring in every aspect of our life. Our election system is not immune f

10 ideas that won’t be on the next president’s tech agenda but should be

Campaign season should be more than just stump speeches; it’s a chance for us to evaluate how our future leader will handle the many tech opportunities and challenges ahead. In the absence of a clea

Six Problems With Our Democracy… And Who’s Working To Fix Them

In Silicon Valley and beyond there are several companies that are working to change the systemic problems with our government, and it's worth highlighting their efforts.

Scytl Closes $104M To Step Up Growth Of Its Electronic Voting Platform

Electronic voting company Scytl -- whose name is pronounced 'sight-el' not 'scuttle' in case you're wondering -- has closed off a $104 million Series C funding round, with a $44 million tranche announ

E-voting system evaluator: "I thought I was going to throw up"

What a great quote! Ohio’s Secretary of State was interviewed for ComputerWorld and revealed the ridiculous level of error that was present throughout the certification and troubleshooting proce

How to spot e-vote tampering?

Our permanent campaign marches on here in the U.S., with preparations for 2012 already well underway. To that end, some dude has asked proto-blog Slashdot what to look for when it comes to electronic