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West Virginia to be the first state that lets people with disabilities vote in the 2020 presidential election by SMARTPHONE using an app which creates a fully marked paper ballot for them West Virginia could let people with disabilities vote via smartphones in the 2020  The state is requiring all counties to provide an online-marking device  Officials are leaning towards the  app Voatz, which is being used by troops 

By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:08 GMT, 3 February 2020 | Updated: 18:08 GMT, 3 February 2020

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West Virginia could soon make it easier for people with disabilities vote in the 2020 presidential election.

State administrators plan to sign a bill that will require counties to provide these individuals with a type of online ballot-marking device that can be used with a smartphone.

West Virginia's election official is leaning towards adopting the smartphone app Voatz, which is what was used to allow troops overseas to vote in elections.

However, cybersecurity experts are weary about using the technology and others like it, saying it provides more opportunities for hackers to infiltrate the voting system.

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West Virginia could soon make it easier for people with disabilities vote in the 2020 presidential election. State administrators plan to sign a bill that will require counties to provide these individuals with a type of online ballot-marking device that can be used with a smartphone

West Virginia could soon make it easier for people with disabilities vote in the 2020 presidential election. State administrators plan to sign a bill that will require counties to provide these individuals with a type of online ballot-marking device that can be used with a smartphone

Matt Blaze, a computer scientist at Georgetown University and a seasoned election security researcher, told NBC News: 'Mobile voting systems completely run counter to the overwhelming consensus of every expert in the field.'

'This is incredibly unwise.' 

In 2018, West Virginia rolled the app out to its residents in the military that are deployed overseas and unable to cast their votes in person.

Secretary of State Mac Warner said they are aware of the risks but believe there is more benefit to using the technology.

West Virginia's election official is leaning towards adopting the smartphone app Voatz, which is what was used to allow troops overseas to vote in elections. However, cybersecurity experts are weary about using the technology and others like it, saying it provides more opportunities for hackers to infiltrate the voting system

West Virginia's election official is leaning towards adopting the smartphone app Voatz, which is what was used to allow troops overseas to vote in

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