The fact that information is stored unencrypted on hard drives simply makes no sense in the current threat environment. That they can be left on devices, unencrypted, that are then sold on the open market is malpractice.
Finally, we must educate our poll workers and voters to be aware of suspicious behavior. One vulnerability we uncovered in voting machines is the chip card used in electronic voting machines. This inexpensive card can be purchased for $15 and programmed with simple code that allows the user to vote multiple times. This is something that we believe could be avoided with well-trained, alert poll workers.
I Bought Used Voting Machines on eBay for $100 Apiece. What I Found Was Alarming (cache)
An example amongst others that voting machines are as bad as they seem to be. This is even worse than I imagined. Your tweets are probably harder to hack than your pseudo-democracy.
Concerning to say the least.