Voting

The woes of military voting

Data: FairVote, Federal Voting Assistance Program; Chart: Axios Visuals

While military voters may seem like an engaged bloc, they consistently turn out at lower rates than the general electorate.

Why all infrastructure systems are election systems

 Illustration of anonymous person in a hoodie with a “I voted” sticker.
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Protecting elections from hacking threats means a lot more than protecting election systems from being hacked. Malicious hackers can find plenty of other ways to interfere with elections — notably by discouraging voting through election-day attacks on municipal systems.

Driving the news: Security firm Cybereason has been exploring that kind of election tampering in a series of tabletop simulations over the last year. Tuesday, at the third exercise — essentially a Dungeons and Dragons-style game for law enforcement, government employees and security researchers — a "red team" pretended to attack a city, while a "blue team" defended it.