New plan allowing Nevada tribes access to electronic voting raises election integrity concerns

by | Jun 10, 2024

A newly introduced process in Nevada allows ballots to be cast electronically for Nevada tribes, raising concerns about election security with the 2024 presidential election on the horizon.

Experts caution that electronic voting presents risks of interception or manipulation and should be used “sparingly, if at all.”

Under the new plan, Nevada tribal members living on reservations or colonies can receive and return ballots electronically through a state-established online system.

Currently, electronic voting is limited but available to certain voter groups across much of the country. Over 30 states permit some voters to return ballots electronically, according to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures and Verified Voting.

Typically, electronic ballot return is reserved for U.S. military and overseas voters. However, it has been extended to voters with disabilities in about a dozen states in recent years. Nevada is believed to be the first state to extend this provision to tribes.

 

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