LAKEPORT, Calif. – With the Secretary of State’s Office having set a deadline of later this year to decertify old voting equipment – including the system used for more than 35 years by Lake County – the Board of Supervisors this week approved the purchase of new equipment that will be in place for a May special election.
By ELIZABETH LARSON 03/21/2019 LAKECONEWS.COM
Although California adheres to a number of minimum cybersecurity best practices related to voter registration systems and uses paper ballots and machines that produce an auditable paper record, the state’s post-election audits are lacking important criteria. For example, the audits do not automatically escalate to include more ballots if necessary.
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 CA 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.