Officials Allay Concerns That Voter Portals Allow Canceling of Other Voters’ Mail-in Ballots in Some States | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Officials Allay Concerns That Voter Portals Allow Canceling of Other Voters’ Mail-in Ballots in Some States

Election security in some states appears to be so lax that someone could spy on other people’s mail-in ballot process and even cancel their ballots with only basic personal information that’s easily obtained online.

However, spokespeople for the states’ election authorities assure that measures are in place to prevent such tampering.

The online voter portal for Washington State only requires the name and date of birth of a voter for a login. Dates of birth are a matter of public record for many people, either through social media, government and court documents, or Wikipedia pages, not to mention millions of hacked personal records available for sale on the dark web.

Upon login, a person can view the voter’s registration information and other details, including the registered address and ballot status. The portal also allows voters to request a new ballot, which the person can fill out online, print out, and mail to the election authorities to vote. The ballot package needs to be signed, and the signature would be matched by the authorities to the one they have on record.

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