Concerns arise over voter database security

Wednesday, 28 June 2006, 12:58 AM EST

File this in the "seemed like a good idea at the time" drawer. The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was passed in 2002, partially in response to the controversy surrounding the 2000 presidential election. Among the act's provisions is a requirement that states create and maintain central databases of voter lists—a function which was traditionally handled at the county level. While a central database can certainly help reduce certain types of vote fraud and perhaps protect against some of the confusion that reigned in 2000 when numerous voters were wrongly listed as ineligible, it also puts all of the voter's eggs in one very tempting basket for identity thieves.

At Ars Technica.

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