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NEWS

Georgia’s new voting system actually decreases election security, say experts

Earlier this year, Georgia’s Secure, Accessible, and Fair Elections Commission held a public meeting at the state capitol to answer a pressing question: What should Georgia do to replace its aging, touchscreen voting machines, as well as other parts of its election system?

By Timothy Pratt 07/09/2019 QZ.COM

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EXperts were opposed

Georgia is one of many states that is adopting or considering voting technology that some experts say decreases security and election integrity.

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GA VOTING SYSTEM GRADE: D

Although Georgia adheres to a number of minimum cybersecurity best practices for voter registration systems, its practice of voting using machines that do not provide a paper record and its failure to mandate post-election audits do not provide confirmation that ballots are cast as the voter intends and counted as cast.

 

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 GA 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.