Six Steps for Secure Elections

Voters should not have to rely on any single technology, or be asked to trust any single election official, to guarantee their voting rights. Every electronic system can be hacked. People can be corrupt.

But a well designed election system with transparency at its core will deter fraud and provide evidence of its accuracy. We identify six key steps for building election technology America can count on.


Paper ballots provide redundant security and a physical backup. Learn More

Audits are needed to cross-check paper and electronic records. Learn More

Publishing ballot images can deter fraud and increase public trust. Learn More


Vote-counting software should prove its accuracy to the public. Learn More

The public needs access to election data and procedures. Learn More

The public should fund an open-source voting system. Learn More