Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  Government and Politics  >  Current Article

[REGIONAL NEWS] Colorado becomes first state to ban barcodes for counting votes over security concerns

Posted by   /  September 17, 2019  /  No Comments

    Print       Email

By Kevin Collier | CNN

Government and industry leaders have reached a general consensus that the US needs to use paper ballots so that elections can be properly audited.
/ Photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Christiaan Colen / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) and Douglas W. Jones / Wikimedia Commons (CC0).

Citing security concerns, Colorado has become the first state to stop counting ballots with printed barcodes.

The state’s secretary of state told CNN she felt it was a necessary step to ensure Colorado maintains its position as a national leader on election security.

The decision is a further step toward prioritizing the role of human eye, rather than computers to count votes.

In recent years — after researchers have repeatedly demonstrated it’s possible to hack many voting machines in particular circumstances and the US intelligence community detailed Russia’s interference in the 2016 election — both government and industry leaders have reached a general consensus that the US needs to use paper ballots so that elections can be properly audited.

READ ON:

    Print       Email

Leave a Reply

You might also like...

Longtime Litchfield Park councilman resigns, council seat open

Read More →