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Opposition Letter for Colorado House Bill 15-1130 by Pamela Smith, Verified Voting

March 23, 2015

Senator Bill Cadman

Senator Mark Scheffel

Senator Morgan Carroll

Senator Rollie Heath

 

Honorable Senators:

We write today to express our opposition to House Bill 1130, a bill that as amended would expand the practice in Colorado of return of voted ballots by electronic transmission over the Internet. Verified Voting is a national, non-partisan, nonprofit committed to safeguarding democracy in the digital age, with many Colorado supporters. We advocate for voting technology and policies that promote and improve transparency, accessibility, security and auditability in the election process.

There is a common misconception that returning voted ballots via email as PDF attachments and printing them for scanning at a central scanner is not Internet voting, and somehow does not introduce the security risks of “Internet voting.” This is misleading. Continue reading Opposition Letter for Colorado House Bill 15-1130 by Pamela Smith, Verified Voting