Nov. 11 (UPI) — A Home committee report launched Wednesday discovered that expertise exists that will permit for Congress to securely conduct votes remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report by the Home administration committee acknowledged that the expertise to permit the Home to securely conduct safe voting is already in use by legislative our bodies each inside the US and different nations, whereas citing the significance to implement distant voting as greater than 75 members of Congress have both been recognized with COVID-19 or been uncovered to somebody with the virus.

“This workers report concludes that operable and safe expertise exists that will allow the Home to conduct distant voting and that such a software might be developed to additional set up the Home’s flexibility and resiliency to function in the course of the pandemic,” the report acknowledged.

The committee outlined {that a} distant voting system should meet 4 elementary necessities: Solely eligible voters can vote although not more than as soon as, votes are forged as meant, votes are collected as forged and votes are counted as collected.

It additionally mentioned sure safety measures resembling guaranteeing safety of distant networks, issuing “devoted voting gadgets” for lawmakers that will solely be used to forged votes, publicizing votes instantly after they’re forged to permit members to make sure there was no interference or irregularity and checking the system usually for vulnerabilities.

The report additionally famous that half of the states within the nation and Washington, D.C., have enacted or are near enacting provisions authorizing distant voting or conferences “in some kind or trend.”

Wednesday’s report comes after the Home permitted new guidelines in Could permitting them to vote remotely by proxy along with holding distant committee hearings amid the pandemic.