Senators Introduce Bill to Secure Elections with Paper Ballots and Audits

Washington, D.C. –Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., today introduced legislation to require state and local governments to take basic steps to secure elections from hackers, and ensure every American’s vote counts.

The Protecting American Votes and Elections Act of 2018 requires paper ballots and statistically rigorous “risk-limiting” audits for all federal elections – the two steps cited by election experts as necessary to give voters confidence that election results have not been changed by foreign governments or other hackers.

Source: Wyden, Gillibrand, Markey, Merkley, Murray and Warren Introduce Bill to Secure Elections | U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon