- Associated Press - Saturday, April 29, 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) - A legislative audit has found that Maryland’s Board of Elections needlessly exposed the full Social Security numbers of almost 600,000 voters to potential hacking, risking theft of voters’ identities.

A report released Friday also criticized the board’s handling of ballot security, disaster preparedness, contracting and balancing its books.

The Baltimore Sun reports (https://bsun.md/2pvOFMF ) that state lawmakers called for a hearing in response to the report, which prompted strong reaction from critics of the board and administrator Linda Lamone.

Doug Mayer, a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan, said the report underscores some of the governor’s concerns about a lack of executive oversight at the board, where the day-to-day management is outside the administration’s control.

Lamone said most of the findings in the report have already been addressed.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide