Colorado Bans QR Codes For Counting Votes
COLORADO BANS BARCODES FOR COUNTING VOTES OVER SECURITY CONCERNS
(CNN) – No more counting ballots with barcodes in Colorado.
That’s the plan state officials announced Monday.
The state cites security concerns as a reason for the change.
Colorado says it will upgrade its voting machines to print out paper ballots instead of receipts.
Ballots, of course show how a person voted, while receipts show a QR code or a traditional barcode.
Those codes are easily scanned and tallied, but the human eye cannot read them.
Some experts argued paper ballots are needed to double-check a count and ensure its accuracy.
Colorado says its new system will be used starting in 2021.