Maryland Ballot Snafu Offers Lessons in How to Respond to an Election Hack

Maryland may be getting a dry run in how to respond to an election cyberattack.

State officials say a computer glitch prevented the Board of Elections from updating voter registration data for as many as 80,000 voters. As a result, droves of people will have to cast provisional ballots if they want to vote in Maryland’s primary today.

No, it wasn’t the work of hackers. But the technical error simulated what a hack on a state’s voter registration database might look like — and how election administrators might respond.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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