A district encompassing Greater Seattle is set to become the first in which every voter can cast a ballot using a smartphone — a historic moment for American democracy.
The King Conservation District, a state environmental agency that encompasses Seattle and more than 30 other cities, is scheduled to detail the plan at a news conference on Wednesday. About 1.2 million eligible voters could take part….
In its bipartisan report on Russian election interference, released last year, the Senate Intelligence Committee said, “States should resist pushes for online voting.”
Many outside specialists continue to agree.
“There is a firm consensus in the cybersecurity community that mobile voting on a smartphone is a really stupid idea,” said Duncan Buell, a computer science professor at the University of South Carolina who specializes in election technology. “I don’t know that I have run across cybersecurity experts whose mortgages are not paid by a mobile-voting company who think it’s a good idea.”