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NEWS

Report says aging voting machines a concern in Alabama

“Defending Elections: Federal Funding Needs for State Election Security,” attached at the end of this article, outlines how Alabama and five other states are using their shares of $380 million Congress provided to states for election security last year. Alabama’s allocation was $6.5 million, including the required 5 percent state match.

By Mike Cason 07/19/2019 AL.COM

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outdated voting machines

A report published Thursday on election security says states need more federal money to safeguard elections from outside threats.

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AL VOTING SYSTEM GRADE: C

Although Alabama conducts its elections with paper ballots and adheres to a number of minimum cybersecurity best practices for voter registration systems, it fails to require post-election audits that confirm the accuracy of election outcomes, leaving the state vulnerable to hacking and manipulation.

 

Center for American Progress Voting Systems Report Card

In August 2017, the Center for American Progress released a report entitled “9 Solutions for Securing America’s Elections,” laying out nine vulnerabilities in election infrastructure and solutions to help improve election security in time for the 2018 and 2020 elections.

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POLLING PLACE EQUIPMENT

Verified Voting: The Verifier Map

Verified Voting’s interactive map offers detailed county-by-county listing of current voting technology for each state.

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State Audit Laws

All computerized elections should be audited to check the accuracy of the vote count and ensure the integrity of democracy.

ARE al VOTES COUNTED IN THE LIGHT?

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STATE ELECTIONS LEGISLATION DATABASE

National Conference of State Legislators Bill Tracking

This database contains state legislation related to the administration of elections introduced in 2011 through this year, 2019.