Electronic Blank Ballot Delivery- Major Security Considerations:
Ability to reliably match voters to ballot style
Integrity of blank ballots
Availability of the system
Electronic Ballot Return- Major Security Considerations:
This is a form of Internet voting
Major challenges include the auditibility of such systems, the ability to authenticate voters while maintaining voter privacy, and the ability to protect against malware.
See the resources identified at the bottom of this topic for more information
VVSG Security Gap Analysis
Applicability of the VVSG 1.1 and/or draft VVSG 2.0
VVSG 1.1: Absentee voting systems out-of-scope
VVSG 2.0: Absentee voting systems out-of-scope
Estimated Level-of-Effort to Address
Polling Place Systems: Minimal- already addressed or addressed by other use cases
Electronic Ballot Delivery: Moderate- while these systems are very different from polling place systems, general cybersecurity best practices for IT systems could be applied and tailored to online blank ballot delivery portals. Guidelines could have significant overlap with online voter registiration database guidelines under the Vrdb Security use case.
Electronic Ballot Return: High- there are fundamental challenges in technology and the supporting infrastructure.
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