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NEWS

GOP lawmakers feeling heat on election security

WASHINGTON -- Former special counsel Robert Mueller's warning that Russian interference is still happening "as we sit" is putting pressure on Republican leaders in Congress to join Democrats in passing additional election security legislation.

By LISA MASCARO 07/26/2019 ARKANSASONLINE.COM

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ELECTION SECURITY

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., arrives to speak with reporters following the weekly policy lunches on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

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AR VOTING SYSTEM GRADE: F/D*

Arkansas allows voting using machines that do not provide a paper record and fails to mandate post-election audits, which does not provide confirmation that ballots are cast as the voter intends and counted as cast. Despite numerous attempts to speak to someone in state government about the cybersecurity standards for the state’s voter registration system, state officials did not respond to our requests for information and comments and we were unable to locate it independently.

 

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 aR 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.