IV. Research and Report Summaries
The Secret Ballot at Risk: Recommendations for Protecting Democracy - Caitriona Fitzgerald, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Pamela Smith, Verified Voting Foundation, and Susannah Goodman, Common Cause Education Fund, August 18, 2016: Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia allow some form of Internet voting, generally by overseas and military voters. Most states that allow this have these voters sign a waiver of their right to a secret ballot. The authors of the report believe this erodes the right to a secret ballot while noting the Internet can be used for other voting-related activities such as online voter registration, transmitting blank ballots to voters, and allowing voters to track their own ballots.