MD elections board rejects bid to certify online ballot system
By Glynis Kazanjian | Maryland Reporter
Wary members of the state election board said they could not certify a new voting system for use in the June primary election until more security measures are put in place.
State election officials were hoping to certify a new online ballot marking tool that could be accessed when downloading a ballot online — a feature that is currently available to all voters.
But board members were troubled by an IT security assessment conducted for the state by a firm that has never performed Internet security tests on election systems. The Largo-based company, Unatek, Inc., also didn’t study voter fraud risks at the front end of the voting system where ballots are requested online.
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