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VOTER INFO — Best practices to vote securely (and safely) in your state’s Presidential primaries, and in the general election November. Your voter registration locks in starting August 5, 2020.
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NVRTF works in coordination with other advocacy groups to ensure that all eligible US citizens are able to vote, and to have their votes counted as cast.
Vote by Mail
You get your ballot in the mail, and hand mark in the safety of your own home. No pressure to hurry, you can take time to research and make your selections, while avoiding standing in, or holding up, a long line of voters.
Enhanced-security approaches to vote-by-mail will build on the long-established absentee voting process, and facilitate extra layers of checks and balances to ensure the integrity of elections, including hand marked paper ballots, centralized risk-limiting audits and ballot tracking.
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State-by-State Citizen Oversight
Hand-marked paper ballots
According to experts, the only way to know if an electronic vote total has been hacked is for voters to have separately recorded their intended selections on paper and for jurisdictions to then use the paper in a manual audit or recount, the results of which can be compared to the electronic total.
But even manual audits or recounts can be “hacked” if the …
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More than half of U.S. states do not require manual audits. And according to experts, only a few conduct manual audits sufficiently robust to detect hacking. Manual recount laws generally apply only if the margin of victory is less than 1%, and bad actors can avoid them by flipping enough votes to exceed the specified margin.
Chain of custody
Regardless of what type of “paper” is used to detect and defend against hacking, jurisdictions must maintain a transparent and secure chain of custody from the moment votes are received — whether by mail or at the polling place — through the conclusion of all manual audits and recounts and beyond.