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Ohio elections chief orders counties to upgrade security

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief ordered county boards of elections on Tuesday to undergo a host of security upgrades that he says will guard against cyberattacks and other threats ahead of the 2020 election.

By JULIE CARR SMYTH 06/11/2019 NEWS.YAHOO.COM

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FRANK LAROSE (R)

Said his goal is to position Ohio as a national leader in election security.

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OH VOTING SYSTEM GRADE: C/B*

Ohio uses paper ballots and voting machines that provide a paper record, but its post-election audit requirements are lacking important criteria. For example, the number of ballots included in an audit is based on a fixed percentage 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.

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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 oh 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.