Internet Voting

Internet voting is dangerously risky.

About Internet Voting

Internet voting poses a serious threat to our democracy by compromising both the secrecy and integrity of your ballot.

If conducted online, U.S. elections would be easy targets for attackers – including foreign state actors – who seek to change election outcomes or sow distrust in our democracy. Every internet-connected system, including a voting system, is vulnerable to attack. Internet voting systems do not provide a voter-verified paper record, which is the most reliable way to recover from an attack and check that the results were not tampered with. Internet voting also does not allow a voter to vote both securely and privately. A jurisdiction could track a voted ballot back to the voter via an IP address, email address, or the submitted email attachment. There is also currently no trustworthy way to assure that nobody else could vote in your name.

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Internet Voting
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Studies show it’s risky business: read what experts have to say about the security of internet voting.

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Internet Voting Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about internet voting in general. Topics include risks, threats, blockchain, security, and more.
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International Internet Voting

A dozen nations have explored the use of online voting since 2000. We’re profiling the alarming failures that occurred.

Australia

Australia has used internet voting in several elections in New South Wales since 2011.
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Canada

Canada has not conducted any online elections at the provincial or federal level, but internet voting has been used in local elections.
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Estonia

Estonia began an internet voting program in 2005.
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Finland

Finland explored the use of a kiosk-based online voting system.
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France

France conducted an online primary in 2014.
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Norway

Norway has experimented with internet voting systems.
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Other Countries

Other European countries have experimented with electronic or Iinternet voting and have elected to discontinue its use.
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