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Snippet: E-voting Chaos in New Jersey ☇

Shared on November 6, 2012

Timothy B. Lee reports for Ars Technica:

Security experts warned that New Jersey’s plan for e-mail-based voting was a recipe for problems, and anecdotal evidence is starting to trickle in that the system isn’t working as well as organizers had hoped. One address used to request ballots was not even accepting e-mail late Tuesday morning. And in another county, an election official responded to problems with the county e-mail system by inviting voters to send ballot requests to his personal Hotmail address.

Although there are ways this could have been done properly, people who aren’t familiar with technology seem to have scrambled to get this together and it’s being overwhelmed and messed up.

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