Internet voting for overseas and military voters

The Times reports on developments in internet voting here.

Nearly three million overseas and military voters from at least 33 states will be permitted to cast ballots over the Internet in November using e-mail or fax, in part because of new regulations proposed last month by the federal agency that oversees voting.


Internet voting for overseas and military voters — 4 Comments

  1. For more information on military and overseas citizens absentee voting go to FVAP is nonpartisan and is the government source on military and overseas voting. FVAP has the most up to date and state approved information. The FVAP 18th Report will be released soon with the most up to date and statistically sound information on military voting available. Please do not hesitate to contact FVAP.

  2. Have you considered investigating the threat of Internet voting? The specter of cyber-warfare is casting a shadow over the future of American democracy. China’s alleged hacking into Google should serve as a wake-up call. If Internet voting comes to America, and it is being introduced in some form, in at least 19 states, anyone with a computer located anywhere in the world could potentially hack into the voting system. Imagine elections being hacked by terrorists, a hostile foreign government, a political operative, or even a computer “geek” foreign or domestic, as a prank. Dr. David Jefferson, a computer security expert at Lawrence Livermore National Labs, warned the FCC of Internet voting dangers. To quote him, “There are so many kinds of attacks that can corrupt such an election that the mind boggles”. Is this not worthy of an investigation?! I can send you Dr. Jefferson’s Bio and put you in touch with him.

  3. Internet Voting is a Great Reform for US

    For an excellent short introduction as to how Internet voting would work in practice to benefit our democracy, please see interview at

    (Its only a five minute read.) The first question is, “How would Internet voting have changed the 2008 election?”

    William J. Kelleher, Ph.D.

  4. Jacqueline Riskin
    Jefferson’s arguments are all Science Fiction, and none real science.
    I have two chapters on how he and three others sabotaged the Department of Defense Internet voting project in 2004. The chapters also recount the history of Internet voting in the US. Dems and Repubs have done, without any problems. Lawrence Livermore National Labs does not study Internet voting, hooking Jefferson to them is a trick.
    Read my chpts free at
    William J. Kelleher,