On October 12, 2020, Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally (ESAL) and the AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues hosted a virtual panel discussion on “Science, Technology, and the Vote: Safeguarding the integrity of our elections.”
Technology is not unbiased, according to a scholar investigating the phenomenon of technological racism. As people recognize the embedded biases within technology, the growing and multifaceted tech justice movement is working to counter these biases, added the scholar.
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At the AAAS EPI Center’s request, computer scientists and election experts met with Delaware’s State Election Commissioner Anthony Albence to discuss concerns related to the insecurity of the electronic systems being used for absentee voting.
Election administrators are exploring and implementing technology to deliver blank ballots electronically. The expansion of vote by mail in many states necessitates an option for voters with disabilities, these recommendations can help limit the security and privacy risks introduced with electronic blank ballot delivery and remote electronic ballot marking.