DHS Looking at the Security of Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs)


DHS ON BMDs: DHS is scrutinizing the reliability of ballot-marking devices following a study from experts concluding that they cannot be reliably audited, Krebs also said Tuesday, but the department hasn’t come to a firm conclusion. “It’s part of the conversation to look at what the next generation of technology looks like,” he told reporters, given a debate over the importance of using hand-marked paper ballots and “whether the risk of BMDs can be managed.” But Krebs, who said he hadn’t finished reading the study yet, said it’s part of a larger approach. “I think where we want to go is in the development pipeline for a lot of these companies as they’re putting the next technology into market,” he said.


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