One in four United States voters say they will not consider voting in upcoming elections due to concerns over cybersecurity, according to a new poll conducted by a cybersecurity firm. The 27 percent of voters who agreed with that statement mark a seven percent rise over a similar poll conducted in September. The poll, conducted by the firm Carbon Black, surveyed 5,000 respondents and has a margin of error of just under two percent. “There is no question, none, that the U.S. voting process is vulnerable,” Carbon Black Chief Executive Patrick Morley told The Hill.
Concerns over election cybersecurity could include hackers stealing personal information from voter rolls — something federal authorities believe Russia attempted and even accomplished during the 2016 elections.
… Other results from the Carbon Black poll show that less than half — 44 percent — of voters believe states are capable of protecting their elections related data. Fifty-four percent said they now feel elections are less secure than they previously thought before the election. And 45 percent believe that the midterm elections will be influenced by cyberattacks.