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Experts warn smartphone voting is ‘extremely risky,’ yet here it comes

Experts warn smartphone voting is 'extremely risky,' yet here it comes

The effort to make voting easier and more accessible is a noble one that should be lauded, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be screwed up.

It was just yesterday that NPR reported on a plan to allow Washington state King Conservation District voters to cast ballots for an upcoming Feb. 11 local election over the internet — including via smartphone web browsers. Unfortunately, warn experts and officials, the plan isn’t exactly rock solid.

But before we get into the potential problems, it’s worth noting what the web voting in question actually consists of. That’s where King County Elections director Julie Wise comes in. …

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