Please join the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative and McAfee for Online Voting: Rewards and Risks Panel Discussion and Report Roll-out on October 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Online Voting: Rewards and Risks
Panel Discussion and Report Roll-out

A discussion with:
Joseph Lorenzo Hall
Chief Technologist
Center for Democracy and Technology

Kent Landfield
Director, Standards and Technology Policy
McAfee

Pamela Smith
President
Verified Voting

Moderated by:
Jason Healey
Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

In a world of near-infinite computing power, ubiquitous connectivity, cloud-based services, and big data, where almost every task can be executed online, the fact that the vast majority of us still vote on paper in elections appears to be an inexplicable anomaly.

So why are the same technologies that have revolutionized our daily lives not being used to bring the electoral process into the twenty-first century too?

The panel of experts will discuss online voting technology today and its promise for tomorrow, along with how much and what security would be needed for elections in the United States or other countries.