Most people vote using paper ballots. The voting machines we use are designed for people with disabilities, and they produce a paper record of the votes cast.
Across the country, states are rushing to plug any security holes in their paperless voting machines. Security experts said those machines are easily hackable and there is no way to audit results when errors occur.
A new survey from Politico shows that efforts to replace vulnerable machines are often a slow and laborious process. Tens of millions of Americans use paperless voting machines and, with the shadow of Russia’s 2016 election interference, there is a real concern on how states can secure their voting machines in time for elections.
Arizona uses paper ballots and voting machines that provide paper records, but the state’s post-election audits do not include provisional ballots and are based on a fixed percentage of precincts rather than the margin of victory in one or more ballot contests.
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.
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.
All computerized elections should be audited to check the accuracy of the vote count and ensure the integrity of democracy.
ARE aZ VOTES COUNTED IN THE LIGHT?
STATE ELECTIONS LEGISLATION DATABASE
This database contains state legislation related to the administration of elections introduced in 2011 through this year, 2019.