PENNSYLVANIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania is taking steps to increase security on all voting systems used in the commonwealth.
From here moving forward, all voting systems bought for Pennsylvania must have a voter-verifiable paper record of votes cast.READ MORE: Amazon Looking To Hire 3,900 Workers Throughout Delaware Valley Ahead Of Holiday Rush
Marian Schneider of Verified Voting, an organization which promotes accuracy and transparency in voting, says this is an important step.READ MORE: Colin Powell's Death From COVID-19 Highlights Risks Millions Of Americans Still Face
“The reason that having a paper record of voter intent is because paper cannot be altered by software,” she said.
She says if something happened with a mistake in programming with electronic voting, there is no way of knowing. Schneider calls it a fundamental flaw of e-voting.MORE NEWS: Man Killed, 16-Year-Old Student Shot In Head Near Lincoln High School, Philadelphia Police Say
She says computer voting systems must be able to do four things: monitor, detect, respond, and recover. Schneider adds paper ballots guarantee all of those.