TIME: See How Likely It Is That Your Voting Booth Gets Hacked

2016, 2016 Presidential Campaign

TIME magazine highlights that some votes are more at risk of hacking due to the use of electronic voting booths that do not leave a paper trail.

“It seems counterintuitive, but paper is a technology that just happens to work really well for elections,” says Pamela Smith, the president of Verified Voting, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for accurate and transparent elections. “You can’t hack a piece of paper. Voters can mark it and see their vote, and then the ballots can be collected and double-checked.”

The following map uses data compiled by Verified Voting on county-by-county voting technology to track which regions—and, therefore, which parties’ base supporters—are most vulnerable to election tampering, even if the odds are remote. Use the search feature or zoom in manually to see what technology your county uses.

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