Smartphone voting stirs interest — and security fears

Washington (AFP) – West Virginia’s disabled residents and overseas military personnel will be able to vote by smartphone in the US presidential election this year, the latest development in a push to make balloting more accessible despite persistent security fears.Rising interest in electronic voting has heightened concerns among security experts who fear these systems are vulnerable to hacking and manipulation that could undermine confidence in election results.Overseas service members from West Virginia first voted by smartphone in 2018 with the blockchain-powered mobile application Voatz, w…

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