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Election Board Nixes Using Paper Ballots for Primary Vote

VINCENNES, IND. (AP) — Election officials in a southwestern Indiana county have nixed an idea to save money by not using voting machines during an upcoming primary vote.

Knox County Clerk David Shelton had said that going "old school" and using paper ballots would save money that would typically be spent to program voting machines as well as additional costs. The Vincennes Sun-Commercial reports the county's Election Board on Thursday passed on the idea.

By Associated Press 03/27/2019 USNEWS.COM


 
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nixes paper ballots

Election officials in a southwestern Indiana county have nixed an idea to save money by not using voting machines during an upcoming primary vote.

in VOTING SYSTEM GRADE: F*

Indiana allows voting using machines that do not provide a paper record and fails to mandate robust post-election audits that test the accuracy of election outcomes, which leaves the state susceptible to hacking and manipulation by sophisticated nation-states.

 

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.

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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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