Cycle #3 of Our Bug Bounty Program

No technology is perfect, and Voatz believes that working with skilled security researchers across the globe is crucial in identifying weaknesses in any technology. If you believe you’ve found a security issue in our product or service, we encourage you to notify us via our public bug bounty program – a first in the elections industry. We welcome working with you to resolve the issue promptly.

Disclosure Policy

  • Let us know as soon as possible upon discovery of a potential security issue, and we’ll make every effort to quickly resolve the issue.
  • Provide us a reasonable amount of time to resolve the issue before any disclosure to the public or a third-party.
  • Make a good faith effort to avoid privacy violations, destruction of data, and interruption or degradation of our service. Only interact with accounts you own or with explicit permission of the account holder.
  • Follow our disclosure guidelines.
  • Provide detailed reports with reproducible steps as part of your submission.


While researching, we’d like to ask you to refrain from:

  • Denial of service
  • Spamming
  • Social engineering (including phishing) of Voatz staff or contractors
  • Any physical attempts against Voatz property or data centers

Out of scope vulnerabilities

When reporting vulnerabilities, please consider (1) attack scenario / exploitability, and (2) security impact of the bug. The following issues are considered out of scope:

  • Clickjacking on pages with no sensitive actions.
  • Unauthenticated/logout/login CSRF.
  • Attacks requiring MITM or physical access to a user’s device.
  • Previously known vulnerable libraries in iOS or Android without a working Proof of Concept.
  • Comma Separated Values (CSV) injection without demonstrating a vulnerability.
  • Missing best practices in SSL/TLS configuration.
  • Any activity that could lead to the disruption of our service (DoS).
  • Content spoofing and text injection issues without showing an attack vector/without being able to modify HTML/CSS
  • Anything related to email spoofing or SPF related issues.

Cycle#3 – What we would really like you to test and evaluate in the mobile apps

  • Bypassing jailbreak detection in iOS or Android
  • Account takeover (i.e. taking over another user’s account)
  • Manipulation of ballot styles assigned to a user
  • Bypassing the device handshake process
  • Bypassing the payload encryption

Safe Harbor

To qualify, you MUST only use the test or beta versions of the mobile apps as indicated in the links provided as part of this program (via Apple TestFlight or Google Play Beta). Any activities conducted in a manner consistent with this policy will be considered authorized conduct and we will not initiate legal action against you. If legal action is initiated by a third party against you in connection with activities conducted under this policy, we will take steps to make it known that your actions were conducted in compliance with this policy. Any attempt to disrupt a live election system or tamper with the live versions of the mobile apps will be considered a direct violation of the above policy.

Thank you for helping keep Voatz and our users safe!