If approved, the system would allow any Marylander who votes absentee to receive a password by e-mail to download and mark a ballot at home before mailing it back to election officials.
… Rebecca Wilson, co-director of the nonprofit group SAVE Our Votes, said providing the last four digits of a Social Security number would fix only the most glaring vulnerability. She said the online ballot delivery should not be used until independent security experts review the system fully. “We don’t know what other vulnerabilities may be there that we don’t know about yet,” she said.
Part of the concern over the bill has been whether it is a first step toward moving Maryland to full online voting, something Wilson’s group fiercely opposes because the state does not verify signatures on ballots.