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Speed, ease of voting will drive decisions on new election equipment

Boone County Clerk Brianna Lennon said existing voting equipment will need to be replaced with new, easy-to-use versions before the 2020 general election. She said polling technology has advanced at about the same rate as smartphones since the county purchased its equipment 12 years ago.

By EMILY CATHERINE ADAMS 03/29/19 COLUMBIAMISSOURIAN.COM


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The county will still be able to audit votes, Lennon said. Any current or new machines must provide paper documentation of votes under Missouri law.

mo VOTING SYSTEM GRADE: D*

Missouri uses paper ballots and voting machines that provide a paper record, but the state’s post-election audits lack important criteria. For example, the number of ballots included in an audit is based on a fixed percentage rather than a statistically significant number, and there is no explicit requirement that all ballot types—regular, absentee, provisional, and UOCAVA—be included in the audit.

 

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 mo 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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