WASHINGTON (AP) — A University of Michigan professor who hacked a prototype D.C. elections voting website with his students and had it play the school’s fight says that it will be decades, if ever, before voting can be done safely over the Internet.

Computer science professor Alex Halderman spoke last Friday at a meeting to discuss the city’s readiness for the November election.

Halderman was participating in a test of a system designed to allow some 900 D.C. overseas voters submit their ballots over the Internet. He says his group was able to gain access to security cameras, and change votes as well as a master password to part of the system to “InternetVotingIsDangerous!”

City officials have scaled back plans for the new system as a result.

Meanwhile, early voting commences for the General Election on Oct. 18 and ends Nov. 1. All early voting centers are open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and are closed on Sundays.
Early voting sites are:

One Judiciary Square

441 4th St. NW

Oct. 18 – Nov. 1

Chevy Chase Community Center

5601 Connecticut Ave, NW

Oct. 23 – Oct. 30

Hine Junior High School Auditorium

335 8th St. SE

Oct. 23 – Oct. 30

Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, Round Room

701 Mississippi Ave, SE

Oct. 23 – Oct. 30

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center Auditorium

1100 Michigan Ave., NE

Oct. 23 – Oct. 30