Johns Hopkins expert to offer Congressional testimony on remote voting for lawmakers, The Hub

July 17, 2020

Avi Rubin has spent the past decade researching the security of electronic voting. On Friday he will testify before a Congressional committee to discuss potential threats to a remote voting process being considered to protect staffers and elected officials from COVID-19.

“While my work has focused on public elections where I strongly oppose Internet voting, the remote voting contemplated by this committee is very different,” Rubin wrote in written testimony to the Committee on House Administration. “It is possible to design, build, and deploy a reasonably safe and secure remote voting capability for House members.”

Rubin, technical director of the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute, was invited to testify by the House’s Democratic majority alongside two other computer science professors and two industry experts. House Republicans have invited former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich to testify. The 1 p.m. hearing will be livestreamed Friday from the Committee on House Administration’s website.

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