Brennan Center report on voting system security

By David Bruggeman
July 10, 2006

In late June the Brennan Center for Justice, located at the NYU School of Law, released a report on voting system security. The report, The Machinery of Democracy: Protecting Elections in an Electronic World, was compiled over the course of a year by a task force of government, academic and private sector experts and is a systematic assessment of vulnerabilities in each major kind of voting system. The task force found significant security and reliability vulnerabilities in each voting system, though proper countermeasures could reduce these vulnerabilities. However, few jurisdictions have taken such steps.

Reviewed extensively by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the report is available in full as a PDF file. You can also read the press release and the executive summary online.

This complements the work USACM has done on e-voting, including our study on voter registration databases.