GREAT BEND, KAN. (AP) — Barton County is purchasing new voting equipment to replace its aging machines and move back to using paper ballots.
The Great Bend Tribune reports that commissioners on Monday approved $183,000 to buy voting equipment from Election Systems and Software in Omaha, Nebraska.
For voters who cast an electronic ballot, a paper copy will be printed for scanning. Voters who want a paper ballot can fill one out that can be scanned.
NEW VOTING MACHINES
Barton County is purchasing new voting equipment to replace its aging machines and move back to using paper ballots.
Although Nebraska adheres to a number of minimum cybersecurity best practices related to voter registration systems and conducts its elections with paper ballots, its failure to mandate post-election audits that test the accuracy of election outcomes leaves the state open to potential hacking and other Election Day problems.
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.
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STATE ELECTIONS LEGISLATION DATABASE
This database contains state legislation related to the administration of elections introduced in 2011 through this year, 2019.