DOD pulls plug on Internet voting overseas

After initially defending its Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment against criticism that it was not secure enough, the Pentagon cancelled SERVE plans for this fall’s presidential election.

U.S. citizens overseas will have to cast the usual absentee ballots, although SERVE testing will continue.

The decision came little more than a week after a group of security analysts recommended that SERVE be scrapped.

As many as 100,000 voters from 50 counties in seven states were to have registered and voted through SERVE, built by Accenture Ltd. of Chicago under a contract with DOD’s Federal Voting Assistance Program.

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