About Internet Voting
Expanding insecure technology like internet voting makes election results less trustworthy—at a time when having secure and verifiable elections is more important than ever.
Internet voting endangers voters’ privacy, capacity to vote, and trust that their votes are being recorded and counted accurately—and erodes public confidence in our elections. Every voter has a right to a secret ballot that cannot be traced back to them, but a voter’s identity must also be verified to ensure no one else votes in their name. This combination of privacy and verification is impossible with current internet voting technology. Instead, voter-verified paper ballots are recommended as the most secure option for voting, because they can be audited and recounted to confirm election results. Internet voting does not provide a paper ballot. Even if an election official prints an electronically returned ballot, the voter never interacted with the printed copy and cannot verify it is correct. Learn more about internet voting.
Internet Voting: State by State
Electronic ballot return varies by state—and sometimes county.
Voters permitted to use the return method specified are listed below with links to relevant statutes.
** 24 counties in 2018, statewide in 2020