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Congress should provide funding for the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to issue grants for developing secure end-to-end cryptographic voting protocols and for pilot testing of new electronic voting technology.

Although voting systems still can be improved, Congress should not ban any voting machine simply because it is fully electronic. Paper ballots introduce many weaknesses of their own and are less secure than more advanced cryptographic voting systems. Instead, Congress should fund research and development of voting systems that offer end-to-end verifiability that provides voters the opportunity to verify that their vote is included in the final tally while still preserving voter anonymity.