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NEWS

AGING VOTING MACHINES RISK ELECTION SECURITY

Even with state and local government officials pledging to replace paperless voting machines, the security vulnerabilities faced in 2016 will likely continue through 2020, according to a new report by the Brennan Center for Justice.

By DEREK B. JOHNSON 03/05/2019 GCN.COM


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paperless voting machines

States Like Virginia and Arkansas have moved to replace their voting machines with newer models that have some form of paper backup.


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.

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