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Amid Election Security Worries, Suddenly Paper Ballots Are Making a Comeback | The Intercept |

Every secretary of state was invited to a closed-door briefing at the Department of Homeland Security, while federal experts spoke to a wider audience at the conference.

Brig. Gen. Timothy T. Lunderman, a cybersecurity expert at the National Guard, ran a session laying out to the assembled officials the resources available to them in the event of a cyberattack or intrusion on their systems. "If you take something away from today's message, it is that we are a team," he said.

One way to allay concerns about the integrity of electronic voting machine infrastructure, however, is to simply not use it. Over the past year, a number of states are moving back toward the use of paper ballots or at least requiring a paper trail of votes cast.  

Ballotpedia: Voting methods by state
German government state of cybersecurity
Dutch election returned to red pencil ballots (2009)
Dutch ballots to be counted by hand amid hacking fears | NY Times - Feb. 2017 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Mar 1st, 2018 at 10:48:19 AM EST
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