Professor Matt Bishop – Voting System Vulnerabilities

Professor Matt Bishop – Voting System Vulnerabilities

WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: University of Washington HUB

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Join us on Thursday 3/29 from 6-8 pm at the University of Washington HUB for a timely discussion on voting system vulnerabilities. Secure elections are necessary for a free and fair democracy, and the state of Washington is not immune from the national concerns over possible avenues for election interference. Washington received a “C” grade in the recent Center for American Progress Report: ‘Election Security in All 50 States’. What are voting system vulnerabilities, where is our state falling
short, and what can Washingtonians do to advocate for improved election security practices?

Featured speakers include Professor Matt Bishop, Department of Computer Science at UC Davis, whose expertise includes cybersecurity and voting systems. His presentation will focus on the inherent system vulnerabilities in voting technologies and processes, including online voting and email return of ballots. The Election Security Chair of the League of Women Voters of Washington, Kirstin Mueller, will lead a discussion on current voting systems used in Washington State highlighting security concerns specific to ballot return methods and post-election audits.

CAMPUS ROOM: Husky Union Building (HUB) Room 250