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Press Release: Incoming D.C. Council Urged to Keep Elections Secure in Wake of New Report

WASHINGTON) —  The D.C. Council should not implement District-wide internet voting, as such systems have not been proven secure and could seriously undermine trust in the voting system, more than a dozen groups said in a letter sent today. The letter, organized by Public Citizen and the Center for Democracy & Technology, follows a new report from the University of California, Berkeley laying out the security risks.

In February 2022, eight D.C. Councilmembers introduced a bill that would have required the District of Columbia to implement a system enabling all D.C. voters to vote online by 2024. Councilmembers are scheduled to be sworn in on Jan. 2, 2023; in today’s letter, the groups urged the new Council not to reintroduce this bill.