April 18, 2024

Archives for 2024

Barcodes on paper ballots: the good, the bad, and the stealth

Paper ballots should not have barcodes to mark votes; paper ballots should have barcodes to mark ballot styles.  Why is that?  What’s the difference?  And at the end, I describe a useful innovation from a company called Voting.works.   One of the most important reasons we use paper ballots in elections is to protect our elections […]

Five Themes Discussed at Princeton’s Workshop on Decentralized Social Media

On Monday, March 4, 2024, CITP and DeCenter co-hosted a workshop on the topic of decentralized social media. The invite-only workshop brought together a diverse group of leaders and innovators from the growing decentralized social media sphere, including scholars, engineers, and administrators who actively study, build, and manage decentralized social networks such as Mastodon, Bluesky, […]

Suggested Principles for State Statutes Regarding Ballot Marking and Vote Tabulation

This letter, signed by more than 20 election cybersecurity experts, was addressed to the Pennsylvania State Senate Committee on Government in response to a request for policy advice, but it applies in any state — especially those that use Ballot Marking Devices for all in-person voters: Georgia and South Carolina; most counties in Arkansas, New […]

Announcing the Open Multi-Perspective Issuance Corroboration Project

By Henry Birge-Lee, Grace Cimaszewski, Liang Wang, Cyrill Krähenbühl, Kerstin Fagerstrom, and Prateek Mittal Today we are announcing the development of a new open source project by our research group at Princeton University designed to strengthen certificate issuance against Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing attacks. Recent years have seen an uptick in a very powerful […]