Many states are hastily implementing flawed electronic voting machines and related election procedures. EFF is protecting your right to vote in the courts while working with legislators and election officials across the country to ensure fair transparent elections.
Twenty-three states still do not require a paper record of all votes despite the demonstrated technical failures of e-voting machines in the 2004 presidential election -- including the complete loss of thousands of votes. In turn voters cannot verify that the e-voting machines are recording their votes as intended and election officials cannot conduct recounts. Most of these machines use "black box" software that hasn't been publicly reviewed for security. Indeed when security researchers have inspected the devices they've found serious vulnerabilities all too often.
But poorly-designed machines are not the only problem. Most election workers remain woefully under-trained regarding potential e-voting problems. Vendor technicians frequently have unsupervised access to voting equipment. Local election officials routinely deny attempts to examine e-voting audit data.
EFF provides leadership on several fronts -- litigation legislation regulation independent analysis advocacy -- to help ensure that your vote counts. Learn more below and donate to help support our efforts.
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