PURPOSE: Consider biometric scanners in voting centers. - CAPABILITY: DHS has an Office of Biometric Identity Management (since 2013) that could (potentially) be used for the purpose of validating voting. - PUBLIC WILLINGNESS: I would be perfectly willing to have my fingerprint read prior to voting (or iris scanned or picture taken in the alternative). I cannot think of any reason to be adverse to this, unless you... more »
Elections play a vital role in a free and fair society and are a cornerstone of American democracy. We recognize the fundamental link between the trust in election infrastructure and the confidence the American public places in basic democratic function. A secure and resilient electoral process is a vital national interest and one of our highest priorities at the Department of Homeland Security. For more information on what DHS is doing with election security, visit our topic page on DHS.gov.
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PURPOSE: Briefly discuss the new Google Facial Recognition capability in the context of enhancing public safety, and associated implications. NOTE: ALSO SEE PRIORITY ELECTION SECURITY ENHANCEMENT BELOW (under capability augmentation). - BACKGROUND: As some of you are aware, Google has databases filled with pictures of people from around the world that have been additionally scanned with their Facial Recognition software... more »
The government should sponsor the internet for free for limited access. To apply for jobs, as most jobs are applied for on line and to vote on-line. The government has the facial recognition capabilities and could allow a 100% vote in america and could be seen as a matter of national security for there to be a mandatory 100% vote in every election, always!
ID card scanners: Voters show ID card to gain entry to Vote via Dbase: see YMCA for member use, same for voters Keypad Voting machines Voters put votes by Keypad Cybsersecurity deters keypad hacking. Trash dated voting machines. Voting data at Local Registrar under lock & key Use biometric face scanning via TSA for Voting Scan voters from USBP ICE data & local PD. Sign Video pad for entry vs paper system. Make mobile... more »
A governmental program with its own unique security features that allows American citizens to vote online at home or anywhere else based off of fingerprint confirmation and facial recognition programming.
A governmental program with its own unique security features that allows American citizens access to the internet in limited capacities. This would allow all citizens to vote online and apply for employment at home with many security features based off of fingerprint confirmation and facial recognition programming. I believe that this could be a prominent factor in voting security while allowing the voice of all... more »
Computer experts have identified vulnerabilities to our election process when using electronic methods. Voting machines can be programmed to flip votes to a specific candidate using a few second delay so the voter is unaware this has taken place, unless the voter goes back to review their entire ballot on the machine. Even in areas where paper ballots are used, scanning machines can be programmed to fractionalize or skip... more »
I live in California, the heart of voter fraud. As the Democrats control the state and won't allow the Republicans to enforce or change voter I.D. Laws the answer is simple. Post an I.C.E. Agent outside polling spots you could even just Park vehicles at most, this simple trick will scare illegal voters away and make repeat voters leary about voting under somebody else's name. If the Democrats complain they will just be... more »
While social media companies have recently stepped up their efforts to combat foreign influence on elections, more can be done to alert the public and to dismantle disinformation campaigns. Quacks and conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones or other weirdos should be called out and isolated. We should not allow messages from foreign facebook, twitter, instagram, or even harmful memes to become viral or otherwise influence... more »
Absent a secure voting system, to ensure our Country's elections remain a true democratic process I propose the following: An internet blackout--prohibiting access from any sovereign, other than our own. To protect our military and others who are abroad the blackout would require a different means of communication for them to ensure safety. The blackout would last all of election day until all votes are tallied and announced.... more »
A system to rate our politicians based on different schools of thought giving different weight to certain criteria such as honesty and campaign promises kept effectiveness and efficiency and jobs created and wealth created as well as knowledge of politics and policy.
Blockchain voting is taking the current process of voting in an election and bringing that process entirely online to make it easier, secure, and cost effective for everyone involved. The voter would download and install the app on their phones and from there, have their identity and picture verified by an Identity Verifier, which would be approved by the organization hosting the election ahead of time. Once their identity... more »