On Wednesday, Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the Senate’s companion to H.R. 1, the For the People Act, ambitious legislation designed to increase the security and integrity of American elections. If passed, some provisions of this bill could represent meaningful steps to address the fact that the voting rights of the disability community are alarmingly truncated.
While it is good that Nevada uses voting machines that provide an auditable paper record, the state’s post-election audits are also lacking important criteria. For example, the number of ballots included in an audit is based on a fixed percentage depending on the population size of a given county rather than a statistically significant number tied to the margin of victory in one or more ballot contests.
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 NV 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.