Technology isn’t yet ready to allow voting on your smartphone, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Tuesday during a visit to Durango. “Right now, the technology isn’t sufficiently secure for that,” he said during an interview with The Durango Herald’s editorial board. In commercial applications, Williams said, “There are security breaches occasionally. We’re just not there yet.”
Before the 2014 election, Colorado went to all-mail balloting with election centers rather than polling stations. Many observers declared the new system a resounding success.
Williams said elections officials are working to update existing technology and tighten procedures ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
“Elections equipment is aging in the state of Colorado,” he said. “Denver just had to reinstall Windows 7 because the elections equipment was certified on Windows 7.”