Today, days before the New York State Board of Elections (NYSBOE) is set to certify the ExpressVote XL, Let NY Vote coalition and national groups wrote two letters to the NYSBOE demanding they reject the certification of the touch screen voting machine that would allow voters to mark their ballot electronically instead of on the traditional voter-marked paper ballots. The NYSBOE is expected to hear public comments on the machine on Wednesday and then vote to either certify or reject them after.

Cyber security election experts almost universally pan the touch screen technology, so much so that most states have switched back to voter-marked paper ballots. The ExpressVote XL, which uses Windows 10, is also about to become even less secure as Microsoft will end software updates in two years.

Read the full press release here.

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